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Service Scams

http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/news-nouvelles/service-eng.htm

Apr 2, 2019 ... rates for a fee. Consumers are convinced and provide banking details and agree to a one-time fee. Scammers are not associates from your bank and cannot adjust your interest rate. Only your credit card company can lower your interest rate. Immigration Scams Any false, deceptive, misleading or fraudulent solicitation making claims to offer special immigration

Travel advice and advisories for Spain

https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/spain

May 13, 2019 ... city on the subway Barceloneta beach at Sagrada Familia church at the Sants train and bus station Fraud Internet scams Internet scams originating in Spain are common. In a typical scam, the victim is contacted via email and informed that they have won a substantial prize in the Spanish lottery (el Gordo), when in fact the victim has never participated

Five ways to avoid becoming a victim of tax scams | Royal Canadian Mounted Police

http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/gazette/five-ways-avoid-becoming-a-victim-tax-scams

Mar 14, 2019 ...Online exclusives — RCMP Gazette Five ways to avoid becoming a victim of tax scams Canada Revenue Agency scams come in many forms — by phone, e-mail or text message. Publish on March 14, 2019 By Laura Coburn Related links What to expect when the Canada Revenue Agency contacts you Protect yourself against fraud Canada Revenue Agency scams, known most

Travel advice and advisories for Bolivia

https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/bolivia

May 21, 2019 ... station set up by scam artists and seizes documents, debit cards and credit cards. Under Bolivian law, there’s no obligation to go with an officer to a police station unless they have a formal written request from a judge with your name on it. Any search or seizure must occur at a genuine police station in the presence of the prosecutor. Be cautious of strangers

Extortion scam

http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/fraud-escroquerie/extortion-extorsion-eng.htm

Apr 3, 2019 ... or PaySafe Card to unlock their computer. Warning signs - How to protect yourself Do not take immediate action. Verify that what you are being told is the truth. Beware of pop-up messages or a banner with a ransom request. Make regular back-ups of important files and keep your operating system and software up to date. Were you a victim? Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre

Protect yourself and report scams

https://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/cnt/blg/pst-20190312-en.aspx

Mar 12, 2019 ...Protect yourself and report scams March 12, 2018 At Get Cyber Safe, we offer tips on how to protect yourself from cyber threats. But what should you do when it does happen? The type of recourse depends on the type of cyber incident. One of the most common scams in Canada is a phishing or smishing scam, where a scammer poses as a business or government

Protect yourself against fraud

https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/corporate/portfolio/service-canada/fraud.html

Apr 16, 2019 ...Protect yourself against fraud From: Employment and Social Development Canada Know how to recognize a scam claiming to be from Service Canada or 1 800 O-Canada Fake text messages and calls claiming to be from Service Canada or 1 800 O-Canada are providing links to a website to pay money owed to the Canada Revenue Agency. These text messages and calls

Nova Scotia RCMP want you to recognize, reject and report fraud | Royal Canadian Mounted Police

http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/news/2019/nova-scotia-rcmp-want-recognize-reject-and-report-fraud

Mar 12, 2019 ..., but fraudsters use sophisticated ways to target people of all ages. According to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, Nova Scotians lost $375,476.87 to fraudsters in 2018. The top five scams in Nova Scotia in 2018 based on dollar losses were: 1 - Romance scams Scammers capitalize on the vulnerability of those looking for love or companionship to extract significant amounts

Rental scam targeting Yukon properties | Royal Canadian Mounted Police

http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/news/2019/rental-scam-targeting-yukon-properties

Mar 19, 2019 ... have been a victim of this type of scam, please report it to the police. If you have not been a victim, but are aware of a scam circulating in your area, please report it to the Canadian Anti-fraud Centre. How to protect yourself If you are local to the Yukon, and are looking for a rental property, always arrange a showing in person and confirm the availability

Fraud Scenario – Sweepstakes scheme

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/corporate/security/protect-yourself-against-fraud/fraud-scenario-sweepstakes-scam.html

Mar 27, 2019 ... is not alone. Every year, Canadians lose millions of dollars to scams. The CRA never offers sweepstakes or cash giveaways, and never will. But scammers continually find new ways to scam their victims. Taxpayers should always be vigilant to protect their personal information. Letters such as this should be ignored and reported to the RCMP Anti-Fraud Centre by email

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