This year, 1 in 900 Canadian men and women will be defrauded of an average of 15,000 Canadian dollars by romance fraud.The scammer will probably use dating websites to make an electronic connection with the victim but will quickly request changing to cellphone and email contact.Some of the more common reports include emails that claim to be from Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) or various banking institutes.To learn more about these types of scams, visit the Reporting Economic Crime Online (RECOL) website that provides excellent information on the most common scams in operation today.
If salespersons arrive at your door to sell you a service or product, immediately ask to see their photo identification and their City of North Bay’s door-to-door sales/service licence.
When they aren't, you have agreed to personally make them good.
Scammers are on dating sites, and social networks setting up fake profiles.
Scammers will pose under the disguise of beautiful pictures as either male or female claiming to be from the United States.
The scammer weaves a story of a successful business person working over seas, having no family; they present themselves as a thoughtful, caring and loving individual who is looking for their soul mate.