Online scams and frauds continue to victimize a lot of people. Some are easy to spot, but others look like notices from legitimate businesses. Here are the latest I've
- FAKE TAX REFUND – May 2 -Another one popular now is a fake notice supposedly
from Canada Revenue Agency informing you about your tax refund and how you can follow a link to provide your information. Don't do it, CRA does not send emails about your income taxes.
- ACCOUNT CONFIRMTION – 0502 –Another recent one claims to be from Shaw Communications claiming they could not process your last payment and asks you to confirm your account details. It looks very real, so be careful.
- HELP WITH GIFT CARD ORDER – An email from a friend asks for help in placing an order through Amazon. Their card was supposedly blocked so they ask if
you can place the order and they'll send you the money. Once you place the order they'll send you an email on where to send the gift card. It tugs at your heart strings because it asked for a gift card for $250 for a friend on death's door in palliative care
with cancer. Always look at the address of the sender, it's usually misspelled and is a fake address.
I'll keep posting those I run across and you can forward any similar
ripoffs to me and we'll put the public on notice. Merv.firstname.lastname@example.org