Scams are particularly common over the holiday season as fraudsters take advantage of increased activity, stress, distraction and generosity. Many of these attempts are targeted specifically at seniors. Canadians lost more than $527 million through various scams over the first six months of 2023, according to figures reported to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.
Take extra care when shopping online, making travel arrangements and donating to charities. Check out the links below to find out more about the most common scams and tips on how to keep you and your loved ones safe this holiday season.
- 12 Scams of the Holidays – Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
- Have a Cyber Safe Holiday – Get Cyber Safe
- Protect Yourself from Holiday Purchase Scams
Have you been the victim of an attempted scam or fraud? Please report it to your local authorities, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre and your bank.