Fraudsters are becoming more sophisticated in their methods, but so are consumers.
You can make a difference not only in your own life, but in the lives of the people you care about by recognizing, rejecting and reporting fraud.
The Competition Bureau works to protect all Canadians by cracking down on deceptive marketers and ensuring consumers have the information they need to make informed purchasing decisions.
Our aims to increase your awareness of the many different kinds of fraud that target Canadians.
Scammers target people of all backgrounds, ages and income levels.
Fake lotteries, Internet frauds, get‑rich‑quick schemes and miracle health cures are some of the favoured means of separating the unwary from their money. The Competition Bureau has seen the devastating effects scams can have on people and their families.
We hope this book will increase your awareness of the vast array of scams that target Canadians and share with you some easy steps you can take to protect yourself.Many lottery scams try to trick you into providing your banking and personal details to claim your prize.You should not have to pay any fee or tax to claim a legitimate prize.It provides tips on how to protect yourself and debunks common myths that might allow fraudsters to gain your trust.Since we first launched the booklet in March 2012, it has remained one of our most popular publications.