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Scammers use a variety of devious tactics to defraud unsuspecting victims, such as imitating well‑known brands online and using deceptive claims to entice consumers through telemarketing, emails or social media.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.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.For permission to reproduce the information in this publication for commercial purposes, please contact the: Consumer confidence in the marketplace is of the utmost importance for the government.Informed and aware consumers are important players in an innovation economy.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.
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.
You should not have to pay any fee or tax to claim a legitimate prize.
Don't be fooled by claims that the offer is legal or has government approval—many scammers will tell you this.
A fake prize scam will tell you that you have won a prize or a contest.
You may receive a phone call, an email, a text message or see a screen on your computer.If you want to stay on top of scams, inform yourself on how to recognize the various types of scams and protect your personal information by visiting law enforcement organizations' websites, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre or other reputable organizations.You cannot win money or a prize in a lottery unless you have entered it yourself, or someone else has entered it on your behalf.I am very grateful to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, who originally developed The and telephone scams.