Royce Shook

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Frauds and Scams A to Z

The frauds listed at this link have been compiled by the Federal Government of Canada and the list is intended as a navigational aide, not as a comprehensive or official list of all scams affecting Canadians.

To view the site and for more information on the Frauds and scams listed go to Scams by A-Z index. Many of the Frauds I have listed are aimed at certain groups in the population. Some I am not familiar with, but others I am. Listing the site can help but it is up to you to go to the link and find out the information you need to protect yourself.

A

Air duct cleaning

Asian community, telephone calls targeting the

B

Bank investigator

Bomb threat

Business executive spoofs and wire fraud

Business grants and loans

Business opportunity

Business proposals, fake

C

Canada Revenue Agency

Car wrapping

Card-not-present

Charity

Collection agency

Continuity

Counterfeit merchandise

D

Denial of Service (DOS)

Directory

Donation

E

Emergency

Explicit video

Extortion

F

Fake business proposals

Fake grant

Financial agent

Financial industry client spoof

Foreign lottery

Foreign money offers

Franchise opportunity

G

Gem

Government documents, help with

Grant

H

Head office spoof

Hitman

Hostage

Hydro

I

Identity theft and fraud

Immigration extortion

Immigration website

Inheritance

Initial Coin Offerings

Investment

J

Job

Job: counterfeit cheque

L

Loan

Lottery, foreign

Low interest rate offers

M

Merchandise

Money offers, foreign

Mystery shopper

O

Office supplies

P

Pardon

Payroll spoof

Personal information

Phishing

Ponzi

Prize

Prize winner call

Psychic

Pump and dump

Pyramid

R

Ransomware

Recovery pitch

Resale

Romance

S

Sale of merchandise

Service

Sextortion

Sim card swap

Spear phishing

Subscription trap

Supplier/contractor swindle

T

Taxpayer

Tech support

Telephone calls targeting the Asian community

Timeshare

Timeshare resale

V

Vacation

Video, explicit

W

Weight loss grants

Frauds and Scams A to Z

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Royce Shook

9 months ago #2

#1
Thank you, Zacharias, I did and it is important so thank you for reminding all of us.

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

9 months ago #1

You forgot the Covid-19 vaccine scam (an experimental medication that is geared towards mitigating the symptoms of the virus, not preventing it as it claims, with an efficacy that hasn't been peer-reviewed or verified, while human-testing is lacking). This one seems to be worldwide though. Cheers

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