SPEAR PHISHING THE NUMBER ONE SCAM IN CANADA, BILKING $37-MILLION FROM CANADIANS

Feb 06, 2020

By Jane Brown

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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.

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