Scams

Victoria woman loses $4,000 to ‘agressive, manipulative and convincing’ bitcoin CRA scam

VicPD officer receives scam call himself while investigating case

 

Fraud reports spiked by nearly 45% in April as scammers take advantage of pandemic

COVID-19 an opportunity for scammers to put new spin on old tricks, police warn

 

COVID-19 scams fooling only a few people in Nanaimo

RCMP issue press release after alert from Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre

 

Prospective tenants thwart Craigslist rental scam in Nanaimo

Online post advertised Tamara Drive home, according to Nanaimo RCMP

COVID-19 scam hits Comox Valley church

The reverend of a Comox church is hoping her experience can serve as a warning to others.

Grande trouble: BBB warns of bogus COVID-19 Starbucks gift card scam

Scammers disguise phishing scheme as COVID-19-related gift

Island RCMP warn against COVID-19 scams

Government of Canada also reminds people to be alert for fraudsters

Comox scammers posing as public works employees

Scammers claim to be city workers looking for COVID-19-realted water issues

  • Mar 17, 2020

When was the last time you changed your important passwords?

For National Password Day, and the BBB has some tips for increasing your online security

Young B.C. family expected new puppy to arrive at airport, got scam instead

Surprise gift for kids turned into surprise theft from parents

RCMP urge Nanaimo homeowners to be wary of door-to-door scam artists

Police issue warning during Fraud Awareness Month

Canadian company among seven warned by FDA over false coronavirus claims

Owner of Vivify said in an email that the company ‘simply sells herbs with no claims on them’

Cell phone porting scam making Vancouver Island rounds

Comox Valley RCMP issue warning after rash of reports

  • Feb 27, 2020

Don’t be blinded by love: Saanich police warn of online dating red flags

Canadians lost about $25 million to romance scams in 2018

Watch out for scams, clickbait in the wake of Kobe Bryant’s death: Better Business Bureau

Kobe Bryant and his daughter were killed in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles

Canada Post aware of ongoing email, text phishing scams

Scammers pretending to be Canada Post will ask for personal and payment information

‘Clever’ 90-year-old Saanich resident evades vitamin phone scammer

Police warn of phone scammers claiming to be from the Regional Health Authority

EDITORIAL: Educate ourselves about potential frauds

The Canada Revenue Agency scam is making the rounds in the region again

  • Apr 4, 2018

Email scam delivered by snail mail

Six letters reported as VicPD warn ‘Inheritance Scam’ now targeting homes with hand delivery