Apr 30, 2020
By Zoomer Radio
Libby Znaimer is joined by Jeff Thomson, Senior RCMP Intelligence Analyst with the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC).
As we continue to grapple with the current pandemic, we are facing a barrage of another kind of virus: online scams that prey on the fears and challenges we face with COVID-19. According to the CAFC, as Canadians find themselves increasingly dealing with financial challenges, in addition to seeking government support, a number of them are looking for loans. In the meantime, the number of fraudulent loan websites are increasing as well, which are putting us at risk of being duped. And, our expert provides tips on how to spot and protect yourself from all kinds of COVID-19 related scams and how best to report them too.