March is Scam Prevention Month, and when it comes to scams, everyone is at risk of being a target.
That from Morden Police Service Acting Sergeant Jeff Forster. "There's no age or anything, anyone's vulnerable to it," said Forster. He said scammers like taking advantage of people that are in a hurry, people that aren't used to using texts, "it affects everybody."
With scammers constantly trying new scams or variations of old ones, Forster said with tax season now underway, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) scam is one that will likely resurface.
As of recently, Forster said they haven't received any complaints of the CRA scam, however, they feel it's prudent to get the message out because of tax season. "It's the perfect opportunity, unfortunately for scammers to try to take advantage of people when they're getting ready to file their income tax."
Forster says scams are happening all the time all over the world, and unfortunately, they are not going away. He said that's why it's important to bring awareness and inform people of these various tricks.
Forster asks people to be vigilant when they receive any suspicious, call, text or email.
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