Spot the warning signs of fraud before it’s too late.

Online fraud is a major problem in Canada. Thousands of people are taken advantage of annually, and most of these crimes are preventable. You can stay safe online with a little knowledge and a critical eye.

Follow these steps when you receive an online offer that seems suspect or too good to be true:

  • Slow down – One of the tools fraudsters use is time. They will rush you to force a decision to be made as soon as possible.
  • Ask yourself, “Is this too good to be true?” – The world is a competitive place. Strangers do not often give away money, property or otherwise without something in return. If it sounds too good to be true, it likely is.
  • Question everything – Much like above, ask yourself if things feel strange, ask for proof, and do not simply go along with what potential fraudsters may be telling you to do.
  • Get a second opinion – If you aren’t sure, call a friend, family member, or the team here at Casera for a second opinion.