Fraud During CoVid

Langley

2020-06-10 10:56 PDT

File # 2020-Co-Vid

Events of all kind, bring out the best and the worst in mankind. Since early March it is reported Canadians have already lost $1.8M to fraudsters; this does not take into account individuals who have not reported their losses. Organized criminal groups are adapting their illegal operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, preying on people’s fears and vulnerabilities.

Be aware if you receive an email or text message asking you to click on a link to collect money from the federal governments new Canadian Emergency Relief Benefit (CERB). The link can lead you to a fraudulent website asking for financial information and/or your social insurance number. Clicking on the link can also provide an opportunity for malware to be downloaded to your device, possibly leading to further financial theft.

For more information on other frauds and/or other COVID-19 related frauds please go to Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre .

Source: Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre

Scams can touch anyone, anywhere, at any time.

If you or a family member have been contacted by a scammer, report it to us — even if you didn't give them any money.

If you or a family member did lose money, please contact your local police as well.
 

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Cpl. Holly Largy

Media Relations Officer
Langley RCMP Detachment - "Connected with our Community"
langley.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
22180 - 48A Avenue, Langley, BC V3A 8B7
Office: 604-532-3231
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Email: holly.largy@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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