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We’ve distributed more than 100,000 printed copies to Canadians, and our online version has been visited or downloaded from the Competition Bureau’s website more than 250,000 times.I am very grateful to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, who originally developed The and telephone scams.You may receive a phone call, an email, a text message or see a screen on your computer. You’ve just won a lottery/a cruise/a shopping spree/a BRAND… Here’s a “winning” formula: Only buy legitimate tickets for lotteries… Examine all of the terms and conditions of any offer very carefully—claims of free or very cheap offers often have hidden costs.There are often costs involved with claiming your prize, and even if you do receive a prize, it may not be what was promised to you. Be wary of premium rate phone numbers or premium texts Don’t send money for fees or taxes to people you don’t know and trust… Calls to premium rate phone numbers or premium text messages can be very expensive.Fraudsters are becoming more sophisticated in their methods, but so are consumers.You can make a difference not only in your own life, but in the lives of the people you care about by recognizing, rejecting and reporting fraud.
Pyramid schemes inevitably collapse and you will lose your money.This booklet in its printed, online and video editions is an important step in that direction. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Fraud is a crime that threatens every Canadian, regardless of their education, age or income.Scammers use a variety of devious tactics to defraud unsuspecting victims, such as imitating well‑known brands online and using deceptive claims to entice consumers through telemarketing, emails or social media.You cannot win money or a prize in a lottery unless you have entered it yourself, or someone else has entered it on your behalf.You cannot be chosen as a random winner if you don't have an entry.