The Government of Canada Anti-Fraud Center reports the growing number of fraudulent activities by means of spoofed government, healthcare, research, charity websites, phone calls, texts and emails that exploit the citizens’ fears and uncertainties over the crisis. Some examples of such scams are:
Educate your staff, family, neighbors, and friends on the rising number of the crisis-related scams. Some recommended courses of action for unsolicited communications are:
Never respond to those you didn't initiate contact with or click on suspicious links and attachments;
Never give out your personal or financial details;
Don't be pressured into making a donation, purchase or investment without confirming the legitimacy of the entity by verifying its registration;
Don’t get tests from anyone other than health care providers; unapproved drugs violate federal laws.
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