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The little black book of dating secrets

Don't be fooled by claims that the offer is legal or has government approval—many scammers will tell you this. Scammers and fraudsters play upon the universal desire to win big… with lottery, sweepstakes and contest scams designed to put money in their pockets… as they profit by making you pay premium text or phone rates, bogus “fees” or hidden costs.

We are pleased to bring you the first Canadian edition of The Little Black Book of Scams.

We hope this book will increase your awareness of the vast array of scams that target Canadians and share with you some easy steps you can take to protect yourself.

This booklet outlines many of the most common types of scams, and lists the contact information of fraud-fighting agencies that are there to help.

I believe in a Canada that is a nation of innovators, one that is aware and unburdened by the high cost of fraud in both the traditional and digital economies.

And if you have provided other personal details, your identity could be misused too. Fact is, if you didn’t enter a contest, or buy a ticket, there’s no way you are a lawful, legal winner of ANYTHING…

A fake prize scam will tell you that you have won a prize or a contest. and your “scam alert” should be ringing in your head.

Many lottery scams try to trick you into providing your banking and personal details to claim your prize.

You should not have to pay any fee or tax to claim a legitimate prize.

This booklet in its printed, online and video editions is an important step in that direction. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Fraud is a crime that threatens every Canadian, regardless of their education, age or income.

Scammers use a variety of devious tactics to defraud unsuspecting victims, such as imitating well‑known brands online and using deceptive claims to entice consumers through telemarketing, emails or social media.

You may receive a phone call, an email, a text message or see a screen on your computer. You’ve just won a lottery/a cruise/a shopping spree/a BRAND… Here’s a “winning” formula: Only buy legitimate tickets for lotteries… Examine all of the terms and conditions of any offer very carefully—claims of free or very cheap offers often have hidden costs.