Lack of knowledge leaves Canadians vulnerable to scammers


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By Jaxon McGinn, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A lack of knowledge and aggressive tactics can leave Canadians and their money vulnerable, according to a southern Alberta Police officer.
Last week, the Better Business Bureau released their annual list of the top 10 scams affecting Canadians.
Romance scams topped the list, followed by income tax scams and scams surrounding online purchases.
In 2020-21, more than 46,000 scams were published on BBB Scam Tracker, a 24.9 per cent increase over the number reported in 2019. These reports were filed by a cross-section of the population, including business owners and consumers across North America
In recent years, one of the most common scams in southern Alberta is scammers impersonating the Canada Revenue...continued.

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