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We update this page on an infrequent basis as new scams emerge to try and keep our website users appraised of the latest in this area. There is no guarantee we will list any specific internet scam nor is it our mandate to do so.

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Internet Scam - Phony COVID vaccine survey

Posted: March 24, 2020 06.12

Synopsis: Scammers are using a new trick to steal your money and personal information: a bogus COVID vaccine survey. People across the country are reporting getting emails and texts out of the blue, asking them to complete a limited-time survey about the Pfizer, Moderna, or AstraZeneca vaccine. Although these are reported vaccines, there is no doubt that the list might include newer vaccines as the scam morphs. In exchange for taking the survey, people are offered a free reward, but later asked to pay shipping fees. This is a blatant scam and consumers are warned not to participate.

Validated: US Federal Trade Commissioner.

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Public Advisory - Text Message / Parcel Delivery Scam

Posted: January 14, 2020 13:41

Synopsis: Cell phone owners receive a text message indicating that they had a parcel waiting for pick-up but additional fees were required in order to collect it. While the amounts vary, the amount is often $2.00. When clicking the link in the text message, users are guided through a series of steps and prompted for their credit card information in order to clear the package to get it delivered. At the top, the logo is meant to look like UPS, but is actually IPS.

Validated: Saskatoon RCMP, Phonebusters

Validated: US Federal Trade Commissioner.

Parcel Scam (more)...

 

 

Digital Solutions - Fraudulent PayPal Invoices

Posted: December 11, 2020 02:32

Synopsis: Many individuals report receiving an invoice from Digitech Solutions saying that they had renewed a (1-3 but often 2) year membership for $199.99 USD. This often arrives via email. The email is false and an attempt to get you to pay a fake invoice. DO NOT DO THIS! If you use Google Chrome and visit their website you will see a warning on this page. We reported this scam to Google and others to add to the "bad" list. Individuals can fight back. If you have received this scame, please take the following steps:


  1. Click on the email to open it in Gmail (other email systems have similar features).

  2. Click on the three small vertically stacked dots on the upper right hand side of the reading pane.

  3. Click report Phishing (spam would do to but this is more harmful and should be reported as such).



Be sure to visit the page below to add new domain names used in this scam to help others avoid these criminals.

Validated: Paypal, Canadian Cybertech

Validated: US Federal Trade Commissioner.

PayPal Scam (more)...

 
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