Fraud refers to someone obtaining something of value through deceit and with intent. Fraudsters continue to be innovative in trying to scam the public with telemarketing schemes, identity theft, and credit card scams. They reach out to us via email or text with lies that are very convincing. No matter how they reach you, whether online or by phone, it’s always with a story that we may feel, in the moment, we should respond to. Being careful, vigilant, and educated is the best way to help make sure you don’t become a victim.
Attached is some information on the top fraud scams that are active in Saint John and how you can protect yourself. Education is the key to combating fraud. The more informed you are, the safer you are.