South Simcoe police warn residents about ‘grandparent scam’ in Innisfil
The South Simcoe Police Service is issuing another warning about the grandparent scam after an 87-year-old Innisfil woman fell victim to scammers.
3 charged in numerous ‘grandparent scams’ in Calgary: CPS
The CPS estimated more than $1.6 million has been stolen from approximately 122 seniors in Calgary by grandparent scammers to date.
2 more people charged in Calgary ‘grandparent scams’
The Calgary Police Service said officers were at the senior's home when the person came to pick up the cash.
‘We thought we were doing everything right,’ warns Victoria rental scam victim
The victim spoke to the fraudster on phone and travelled to Victoria to meet him in person and view the property, and said the scammer even checked their references.
Investment scams on the rise in the Okanagan
Kelowna RCMP is reminding people that when considering an investment opportunity, they should carefully research the investment and the individual or firm offering the investment.
‘Can you hear me?’: Don’t say ‘Yes’ in new telephone scam
Authorities are warning consumers about the risk of having their words on the phone used against them.
Feb 1, 2017
Scam calls on the rise across Canada: anti-fraud centre
If you feel like you've been getting more of those annoying scam calls lately, you're not alone.
Aug 7, 2020
North Okanagan residents warned about elaborate telephone scam
North Okanagan RCMP are warning the public about an elaborate telephone scam that's currently circulating in the area.
Jul 14, 2020
Phone scam targets computer users
A notorious telephone scam has resurfaced in Calgary, and it’s targeting anyone who owns a computer.
Jan 7, 2014
CRA telephone scam making the rounds again
Edmontonians falling victim to CRA telephone scams once again
Jan 9, 2016
Montreal police issue warning over phone scam using law enforcement, government numbers
Police are warning the public about a phone scam targeting unsuspecting residents in Montreal.
Nov 1, 2019
Latest phone scam targeting Social Insurance Numbers: Hamilton police
Hamilton police are warning residents about an increase in telephone and online fraud, specifically involving Social Insurance Numbers.
Oct 25, 2019
Beware of new VISA credit card phone scam: Kingston police
Kingston Police are warning the public of a new phone scam that is targeting the region.
Sep 23, 2021
Canadian consumers stung by cellphone porting scam: ‘It’s the creepiest thing’
With the unintended help of her phone company, a scammer was able to seize Carolyn Morgan's phone number.
Feb 12, 2020
Here’s how to tell between a genuine CRA phone call and a scammer
Scam calls are becoming so commonplace that legitimate CRA agents are finding it increasingly difficult to reach scam-wary Canadians who hang up on them and refuse to return their calls.
Jan 30, 2019
Phone scam: Police issue reminder after Okanagan resident conned into buying Google Play gift cards
Police say the scammers conned the victim into believing that they were from the victim’s bank.
Mar 14, 2020
3 common phone scams happening this summer
You may have heard of them: the Canada Revenue Scam, the Grandparent Scam and the Bank Inspector Scam. Hopefully, you haven't fallen victim to these three frauds, which are among the most common scams this summer.
Aug 22, 2015
Protect yourself from telephone scams: South Okanagan police
Police are warning residents in the South Okanagan and Similkameen not to fall for telephone scams.
Aug 30, 2018
Increasing phone scams a ‘game of numbers’ says anti-fraud analyst
According to a report by a Stockholm-based think tank, Canada is one of the countries most affected by the nuisance calls – finishing just outside the top 10 worst countries.
Dec 17, 2019
How 5 Toronto victims lost $5.1M to telephone scammers — and how you can avoid it
Police said the victims in the case are being targeted on their landlines and not via cellphones.
Feb 9, 2018
Mysterious missed calls on cellphones part of worldwide scam
A telephone scam sweeping Calgary and Alberta has prompted a warning to ignore missed overseas calls.
Feb 7, 2018
Winnipeg police urge public to be wary of ‘grandparent’ phone scam
Winnipeg police say there's been a continuous surge of fraudulent phone calls targeting the elderly known as the grandparent scam.
Amazon scam calls on the rise, warns Better Business Bureau
"People (are) receiving phone calls claiming to be from Amazon, but ultimately they're trying to get details about their Amazon account," warns BBB spokesperson Karla Laird.
Feb 7, 2021
RCMP charge 2 in CRA phone scam which resulted in Canadians losing $16.4M since 2014
"Too many of our fellow Canadians have fallen victim to the scam and have unfortunately lost their hard earned dough," Supt. Peter Payne said on Friday.
Feb 14, 2020