Common scams

With cyber-fraud incidents on the rise and fraudsters waging sophisticated attacks through phone, text, email, and other digital channels, it’s important to recognize the warning signs that someone is trying to scam you.

We’ve identified the most common scams that fraudsters are currently using to steal your money and personal information. 

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Am I being scammed?

It’s often difficult to tell the difference between a scam and an urgent request or a new opportunity. This tool will help you to determine whether or not you’re being targeted by a common scam and guide you to more information as to how to spot and avoid everyday scams.

Common scams that target your money

Job scam

When it comes to job scams, fraudsters focus their efforts on individuals looking for jobs.

People behind these job scams eagerly recruit new hires, making the interview process appear professional and legitimate.

Once the candidate has been accepted for the position, the fraudster will ask for personal information, including your tax identification number, driver's license or passport, and banking information.

Recognize it

Be careful of job opportunities that sound too good to be true.

Reject it

Verify the company has a legitimate website and the job posting appears on their site. Never accept cheques or payment before you start working.

Report it

Call us immediately at 1-866-625-0561 and report it to your local anti-fraud centre.

Report an incident or suspicious activity