Mar 11, 2021 The top 5 pandemic-related scams you need to know about

Are we more vulnerable to fraud due to the pandemic? We would argue yes, as fraudsters have become more intrusive and are very skillful at deciding who to target. Criminals have always preyed on those who may be showing signs of perceived weakness. Those experiencing isolation as we enter into year two of the pandemic and others who are spending more time online shopping have not gone unnoticed by scammers. According to Interac, the most commonly-reported scams happen over the phone (27%), via email (23%) and text scams (20%). Yet let’s be clear, these aren’t your everyday scams, fraudsters have gotten more sophisticated and we all need to stay alert. Here is what you need to watch out for 1.

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