Protect yourself from COVID-19 related Phishing scams

Email Phishing Scams

Have you ever received an email from a bank or government agency with an enticing tag line that is so tempting to open? It may have an intriguing FREE offer or be asking you to URGENTLY update or confirm your personal information. The email may look official but it might have some slight irregularities such as: color, spelling/grammar mistakes and/or logo/design flaws.

Within the email you will be instructed to open a link or an attachment but be aware by following the email prompts or responding you may be unknowingly providing scammers with your personal and/or financial information. That link that appeared legitimate was a fake!

Common Email Phishing Scams:
Protect Yourself from Email Phishing Scams:
When to Contact the Police

If you are a victim of fraud in which you have incurred a financial loss and/or given out your personal information call your local police to report the incident. Record details of your interaction with the fraudster including phone numbers, email addresses and communication with the scammer. Photographs or screenshots of the online conversation are helpful. If you have not been a victim of a fraud but have information related to scams, please report this to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1 888-495-8501.

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BC RCMP Communications
778-290-2929
 

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