As you may know, fraud of all kinds has been on the rise over the past year. Whether it's calls purporting to be from Revenue Canada, cleverly disguised emails trying to extort money from you, or requests to give out your banking information under any pretext.
If you're wondering why this industry keeps growing, it's simple: "it works". It's a far cry from the famous "African princess" who asked for funds to access her father's inheritance. By the way, this scam still works! There is no limit to the creativity of scammers.
In 2019, across Canada, all of these scams earned nearly $100 million for their instigators, according to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC). And as you can imagine, not all scams are reported.
We invite you to test your knowledge of the different types of frauds with the help of simulations prepared by the Competition Bureau of Canada. (Click here, article in french only)