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Fraud Prevention

/ 97.3 The Eagle

Police departments and RCMP detachments across B-C are working together to warn about fraud and the latest trend toward cyberscams. March is Fraud Prevention Month and officers say a broad range of scams have the potential to turn unwary citizens into victims, costing those victims more than 91-million dollars across the country last year. The Vancouver Police Department and Better Business Bureau have released a list of the top 10 scams recorded across the country in 2016. Topping the list is the so-called employment scam, costing victims more than five-million dollars — as they believed they had been hired and paid for a job but were asked to remit money to the company because their first cheque contained an overpayment.

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