Scam Alerts

Get informed. Protect yourself from scams and frauds.

05/18/2015
BBB has received an influx of calls this past week from people who are being targeted by an automated dialer calling system, claiming that the Canadian Revenue Agency is filing a lawsuit against them fo..
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03/09/2015
Beware the customer survey scam that keeps rearing its ugly head!
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02/02/2015
Better Business Bureau is warning businesses not to click on an email that claims to be a “BBB SBQ” (standard business questionnaire). 
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01/19/2015
BBB serving Vancouver Island is warning local businesses to be on the watch for an imposter targeting companies and pretending to be a BBB representative updating business information.
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11/26/2014
As the holidays approach, it’s a common tactic for phishing scammers to send emails claiming to be an alert about an undelivered package.
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10/21/2014
Beware a phishing scam that uses the real name and contact information of a BBB serving Vancouver Island staff person to steal your email username and password.
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10/15/2014
Beware scammers using software to disguise their email address or create a new address that looks nearly identical to banks and other payment vendors.
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09/26/2014
Beware of calls from area code (876). The area code is used by scam artists claiming to be representatives of the Jamaican lottery.
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09/26/2014
Watch out for scammers pretending to represent Service Canada. Con artists are contacting citizens via email and requesting personal information, which they use to commit identity theft. 
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09/17/2014
Fake job postings proliferate the internet. Job seekers need to use extreme caution and perform due diligence when applying for jobs via online postings.
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