The Northwest Territories RCMP have issued a reminder to use extra caution when dealing with businesses online.
March is ‘Fraud Prevention Month‘ – and the police say that many reports of fraudulent activity have been reported recently.
In October, many people reported a texting scam that used a local service provider. While no money was lost during those transactions, another instance occurred where websites led money to be sent to fraudsters. Thousands of dollars were counted as losses in that case. Investigations into these reports continue.
The RCMP has provided some websites and numbers to contact in case of fraud suspicions.
Frauds and scams come in all different shapes and sizes. The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) has many examples and descriptions on their website at: antifraudcentre.ca, you can also reach them at 1-888-495-8501. The CAFC is a partnership between the RCMP, Ontario Provincial Police and the Competition Bureau of Canada.
If you or a family member has been a victim, report the fraud to your local RCMP detachment.