Windsor West MP Brian Masse has sent a notice to residents warning them of a social media scam.
Masse wrote that every year Canadians, “… fall victim to preventable fraud schemes, losing millions of dollars, and compromising their privacy and personal security.”
The MP warns of potential dangers associated with social media. He pointed out five particular social media scams, including:
- Hidden URL’s
- Phishing requests
- Hidden charges
- Cash grabs
- Chain letters
Those who fall victim to these scams are encouraged to contact the police and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.
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This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.
Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.