The Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding the public to stay vigilant of frauds and scams associated with COVID-19 as it continues to spread globally. Fraudsters want to profit from consumers fears, uncertainties and misinformation.
Fraudsters are exploiting the crisis to facilitate fraud and cybercrime.
“Always be careful about providing confidential and personal information during these trying times.” – Staff Sergeant Manuela Byrnes.
For information on the reported tactics that fraudsters are using, go to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre website: www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/covid-19 . Check it often to stay current with the latest scams and tips on how to protect yourself.
Reference the latest health information from these legitimate sources:
- Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) (Public Health Agency of Canada)
- Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak (World Health Organization)