Police, Better Business Bureau aim to educate public about scammers during Fraud Prevention Month

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March 4, 2021 (Calgary) – Beware people online offering advanced fee loans, puppies, home improvement services, crypto-currency or a dream job. And better think twice before swiping right on a would-be soul mate, too. That was the message Monday from the Calgary police and the Better Business Bureau, at a press conference promoting Fraud Prevention Month in Calgary.

According to Calgary police Const. John Pyne of the CPS’s police service fraud team, fraudsters cost Calgarians close to $4 million 2020, virtually doubling the $2 million they lost in 2019. Pyne added those rip-offs came through a variety of methods, including phishing email, websites, texts and other online platforms, in addition to telephone calls. CTV News reports. | READ MORE