As of July 2013, the Bureau had distributed over 14,000 printed copies and the document had been downloaded over 30,000 times.
The online version now has better accessibility and had been visited over 80,000 times.
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.
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.
Understanding Phishing Spotting the Hoax When Not to Reply (Most Times)Hoax-Proofing Yourself and Your Family Community Q&A Is that email offer really giving away all that cash?
Has your friend really lost her suitcase and all her money and needs more cash?