Data bases of dating scammers
One of the best ways to combat this kind of fraud is to take measures to prevent yourself from being caught in the first place.
If you want to stay on top of scams, inform yourself on how to recognize the various types of scams and protect your personal information by visiting law enforcement organizations' websites, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre or other reputable organizations.
You cannot win money or a prize in a lottery unless you have entered it yourself, or someone else has entered it on your behalf.
Since we first launched the booklet in March 2012, it has remained one of our most popular publications.You may receive a phone call, an email, a text message or see a screen on your computer. You’ve just won a lottery/a cruise/a shopping spree/a BRAND… Here’s a “winning” formula: Only buy legitimate tickets for lotteries… Examine all of the terms and conditions of any offer very carefully—claims of free or very cheap offers often have hidden costs.There are often costs involved with claiming your prize, and even if you do receive a prize, it may not be what was promised to you. Be wary of premium rate phone numbers or premium texts Don’t send money for fees or taxes to people you don’t know and trust… Calls to premium rate phone numbers or premium text messages can be very expensive.We are pleased to bring you the first Canadian edition of The Little Black Book of Scams.We hope this book will increase your awareness of the vast array of scams that target Canadians and share with you some easy steps you can take to protect yourself.