Posted Thursday, March 03, 2011
March is Fraud Prevention Month, which means BBB along with a number of other non-profit, government, and enforcement agencies will be working diligently this month to educate consumers and businesses on how to protect themselves from becoming a victim of fraud.
You can keep track of what BBB is doing for Fraud Prevention Month by visiting http://vi.bbb.org/fraud-prevention-month
Each Monday we will be posting some helpful tips and resources on this page.
You might also want to check out the Competition Bureau of Canada's "Fraud Quiz" to test your fraud knowledge. Scams can be harder to spot than you may imagine. http://www.competitionbureau.gc.ca/eic/site/cb-bc.nsf/eng/02922.html
Another great resource for fraud information is Consumer Protection BC. The following are a number of case studies of actual frauds with tips on how to protect yourself from becoming a victim.
The Case of the Swindled Senior http://www.consumerprotectionbc.ca/component/content/article/805-fraudpreventionmonthswindledsenior
The Case of the Renovation Rip-Off
Case of the Tempting T-Bird
The Case of the Sneaky Serviceman