Tags : scams

BBB releases top 10 scams reported in 2022

The Better Business Bureau released its Scam Tracker Risk Report which outlined the top 10 scams in Canada in 2022. March is also Fraud Prevention Month. Most of the fraud involved improvement scams followed by cryptocurrency scams. Wes Lafortune, the media and communications specialist with the southern Alberta BBB told us why these two were […]Read More

BBB: 12 Scams of Christmas

The holiday season is a time when families get together to celebrate Christmas. The Better Business Bureau says scammers work extra hard during the holidays to prey on consumers. The BBB released their 12 Scams of Christmas which highlights some of the top scams such as fake websites, puppy scams and romance scams. Wes Lafortune, […]Read More

LPS says $500,000 lost in scams during 2022

An increase in gift card related fraud is prompting the Lethbridge Police Service to issue a warning. The Economic Crimes Unit has received a half dozen complaints from local victims who bought gift cards as part of a scam. Police say over $500,000 has been allegedly taken from victims so far this year from various […]Read More

BBB offers tips to combat toy scams

The Better Business Bureau is urging shoppers to be extra vigilant this Christmas season. The organization says toys are just one of over 400 different product categories that have been targeted by scammers. How the scam works is consumers are searching for the hottest toys in store but they are all sold out. Quick searches […]Read More

BBB warns about vacation scams

With the potential of new travel opportunities coming for Canadians, this also means vacation scams are on the rise. The Better Business Bureau says to watch out for fraud involving free vacations, hotel scams, and third party booking site scams. The BBB is warning vacationers to be wary and offered tips on how to best […]Read More