There are a variety of scams and frauds happening all the time in Canada, with new ones being invented daily.
In 2020, Canadian reports of fraud reached 69,411, with 41,007 victims of the crime. In total, Canadians were defrauded to the tune of $107.56 million was according to the CRA (Canada Revenue Agency).
As of Feb. 28 this year, there have already been 11,266 reports, 7,646 victims and $34.6 million, keeping Canada on track to nearly double last year’s numbers.
With all this fraudulent behaviour on the rise, it’s important to understand some of the newer scams and to be mindful of existing...