Feb 06, 2020
By Jane Brown
An e-mail based scam called “spear phishing” is said to be cheating people of more money than any other scam in Canada.
A CTV News report says criminals send the same email to thousands of people hoping a percentage will be fooled and send them money.
In fact, it was the number one scam in Canada last year with losses of almost $37-million.
Jeff Thomson is an RCMP officer with the anti-fraud centre and says the person receiving the email thinks its coming from someone they know.
Thomson warns everyone to be vigilant and cautious to not become a victim.
Jeff Thomson will have more tips on how to avoid being scammed when he joins Libby Znaimer on Zoomer Radio’s Fight Back at about 12:30pm Thursday.