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I believe in a Canada that is a nation of innovators, one that is aware and unburdened by the high cost of fraud in both the traditional and digital economies.
Fraudsters are becoming more sophisticated in their methods, but so are consumers.
These premium rate calls can be very expensive, and the scammers will try to keep you on the line for a long time or ask you to call a different premium rate number.
The Canadian Edition The Little Black Book of Scams Your guide to protection against fraud First published by the Competition Bureau Canada 2012 Reproduced with permission from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Illustrations by Pat Campbell Except as otherwise specifically noted, the information in this publication may be reproduced, in part or in whole and by any means, without charge or further permission from the Competition Bureau provided due diligence is exercised in ensuring the accuracy of the information reproduced; that the Competition Bureau is identified as the source institution; and that the reproduction is not represented as an official version of the information reproduced, nor as having been made in affiliation with, or with the endorsement of the Competition Bureau.
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.
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.
I am very grateful to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, who originally developed The and telephone scams.
We are pleased to bring you the first Canadian edition of The Little Black Book of Scams.Instead of receiving a grand prize or fortune, you will lose every cent that you send to a scammer.And if you have provided other personal details, your identity could be misused too.You should not have to pay any fee or tax to claim a legitimate prize.