Scams

Heavy rainfall hit Red Deer and central Alberta hard on Tuesday and created some pooling on roads throughout the city. (Photo by Advocate Staff)

Central Alberta resident warns of roofing scam

‘If it sounds too good to be true, it’s probably too good to be true’

 

Alberta RCMP say businesses have been falling victim to the Head Office Bitcoin scam. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Alberta RCMP warn businesses of bitcoin scam

Employees and businesses defrauded out of thousands of dollars

 

Service Canada says people should never click on links or provide personal or banking information in response to text messages or emails that they didn’t ask for, or don’t know the sender. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel)

Watch out for energy rebate scam

Phishing scam targets Albertans

 

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Online purchases, dicey cryptocurrency schemes top Better Business Bureau’s riskiest scams

The anti-fraud agency has been tracking fraud trends with their online Scam Tracker since 2015

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How to tell if a call from ‘CRA’ is legitimate or a scam

How to tell if a call from ‘CRA’ is legitimate or a scam

TELUS recommends that customers never volunteer personal, or sensitive information, like banking or credit card account numbers, passwords, or social insurance number. (File photo)
TELUS recommends that customers never volunteer personal, or sensitive information, like banking or credit card account numbers, passwords, or social insurance number. (File photo)
The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre has received over 100 recent scam complaints linked to COVID-19, in an April 2, 2020 story. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Fake test kits and other COVID online scams play on public anxiety: fraud centre

VANCOUVER — The new coronavirus has spawned an increase in online and…

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre has received over 100 recent scam complaints linked to COVID-19, in an April 2, 2020 story. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Albertans are being warned to be even more cautious now regarding schemes surrounding investment fraud. Image: ASC

Public warned of increase in investment scams

ASC urges caution amidst uptick in COVID-19 related scams

Albertans are being warned to be even more cautious now regarding schemes surrounding investment fraud. Image: ASC