There are often costs involved with claiming your prize, and even if you do receive a prize, it may not be what was promised to you. Be wary of premium rate phone numbers or premium texts Don’t send money for fees or taxes to people you don’t know and trust… Calls to premium rate phone numbers or premium text messages can be very expensive.
One of the best ways to combat this kind of fraud is to take measures to prevent yourself from being caught in the first place.
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.
Scammers target people of all backgrounds, ages and income levels.
Since we first launched the booklet in March 2012, it has remained one of our most popular publications.
We’ve distributed more than 100,000 printed copies to Canadians, and our online version has been visited or downloaded from the Competition Bureau’s website more than 250,000 times.