email fraud

Email fraud is common: it even happens at work

Did you know that email isn’t – and was never deigned to be – a secure way to communicate? Fake emails can be quickly created and doctored to look real, reliable, legitimate. We’ve done many investigations that illustrate how easily email can be manipulated. Too often people don’t challenge or question iffy emails. One of […]

Competition Bureau obtains court order to advance ongoing investigation of Bell

Today, the Competition Bureau obtained a court order to advance an ongoing investigation into some of Bell Canada Inc.’s marketing practices. The Bureau is examining potentially false and misleading representations made in connection with the promotion of Bell’s residential services, including home phone, internet and television sold separately or in bundles. The order granted by […]

tips to prevent real estate fraud

Tips for avoiding real estate fraud

As housing prices climb in many markets across the country, real estate fraud can become a much more enticing prospect for scammers. While it’s one of the lesser-known kinds of fraud in Canada, its impact can be devastating. There are two types of real estate fraud that may result in financial losses for home owners […]

What to do if you think you’ve been defrauded

Each year thousands of Canadians lose millions of dollars to fraudulent scams. Nobody is immune; it can happen to young people, teenagers, and corporate executives. Did you know that only 5 per cent of fraud is reported to the authorities each year? If you’ve become a victim of fraud, report it to the authorities regardless […]

Protect your elderly parents from robocalls

We’ve all received at least one phone call where a pre-recorded message plays, indicating that you’ve won a prize, your taxes are owing or some other penalty you need to rectify. Robocalls are made using an automatic dialer and are able to contact a great number of people. They’re used for everything: telemarketing, political campaigns […]

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