March is Fraud Prevention Month and RCMP are focusing on the digital economy of scams and fraud.
Between March 2020, and January this year, there were over 11,500 reports of COVID-9 related fraud in Canada, and over 7 million dollars lost. Close to 10,000 people have been victimized just in relation to the pandemic alone.
Fraudsters and scam artists use incredibly sophisticated methods to prey on individuals when they are their most vulnerable. With so much still unknown and a sense of fear surrounding the pandemic it has become easy for people to take advantage of those insecurities.
For more information regarding online fraud and scams visit the RCMP website.