For anyone following the unusual, to say the least, story of Manti Te’o and apparent online romance fraud played on him, this may be of interest.
The Competition Bureau, together with a number of other Canadian consumer protection agencies including Consumer Protection BC, the Better Business Bureau and RCMP have published a Top Ten Scams 2013 list describing the “Scam of the Year” together with nine other types of fraud the agencies have been combatting.
Online scams described, along with warning signs, include the following entertaining medley of online ways one can get duped: advertising trolls, online romance scams, affinity fraud, curbers, computer virus fixing schemes, twisted text prizes and pretender invoices.
If nothing else, a very entertaining (if slightly disturbing) read.
For the news release and blog post see: Consumer Protection BC – Top Ten Scams 2013 – Just in case a scam is around the corner and We’re counting down the Top 10 Scams.
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