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This interactive chart shows you the top 10 scams that ensnared unsuspecting victims in Canada in 2014. To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses.You won't believe how cunning con artists are getting now that we're all online. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments.Another person approaches and claims the wallet belongs to him, then accuses the tourist of trying to steal it.The two scammers then either threaten to call the police unless the tourist pays them not to get the police involved, or they ask to see the visitor’s money to prove s/he didn’t steal theirs.When the tourist takes out his money, they grab it and flee.Teahouse/Restaurant/Bar Scam: A young "English student" or attractive female offers to show a tourist around town and then invites him/her to enjoy food or drink at a nearby establishment.And then she joined an online dating site, hoping to find some companionship.
They create fake profiles to build online relationships, and eventually convince people to send money in the name of love.
Some of these sites may try to get you to give them your private information. Here are some things to watch for: You may get an email that looks like it is from a real company or the Government of Canada.
It may ask you for private information, such as your date of birth, passwords or credit card details.
If you need to apply for an e TA, be careful when you deal with companies that claim to offer help to get one.
These companies are NOT working with the Government of Canada.