Often, the victims are presented with a situation that is either very serious or needs immediate attention and they feel pressured to provide the information requested on the spot. This is a tactic frequently used in scams

OPP is updating the many schemes being used to defraud the public and businesses.  

“If you receive any unsolicited communication by any means asking for money to be given or that you won money, be cautious and suspicious,” suggests Constable Phil Young. “Never give out any personal, credit or banking information to anyone over the phone, by letter, email, fax or any other means of communication. Never provide anyone with your Social Insurance Number (SIN) over the phone.”

Often, the victims are presented with a situation that is either very serious or needs immediate attention and they feel pressured to provide the information requested on the spot. This is a tactic frequently used in scams.

Here are a few current examples:

Canada Border Services Agency Scam –

The CBSA is warning the public about ongoing email, text messages or telephone scams in which people posing as officials from the CBSA are asking for personal information, including SIN. The methods used by the scammers to communicate with the public, and the rationale provided to justify being in contact with the victim, are varied, ever-changing, but always designed to lure the public into providing personal information. 

In some cases, these scams use false CBSA…

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