Media Release for the Better Business Bureau of Saskatchewan, Inc.
BBB Scam Tracker has only been around for one year and is already showing results. Law enforcement agencies are able to use the database information to assist in tracking down and dealing with fraudsters and scam artists.
Canadian Scam Tracker information for 2015 indicates, topping the list in terms of number of complaints, is the ongoing CRA Tax Scam. The scam artists made use of Phishing Emails and Threatening Phone Calls. Many people received a phone call, or know someone who did, from a con artist posing as a government agent with threats of fine and/or imprisonment. For more details on the raid, go to http://www.bbb.org/taxscamdrop
Tip of the Day: CRA does not operate this way, hang up the phone, delete any emails claiming to be from CRA or asking for a SIN, and contact CRA directly if you have any concerns. Call your local BBB office if you need assistance at 1-800-352-7601 or 306-352-7601.
Information on companies (members and non-members) and educational publications can be accessed by calling the Better Business Bureau of Saskatchewan at (306) 352-7601 or by e-mail at email@example.com
or visit us on the web at www.sask.bbb.org.
The Better Business Bureau of Saskatchewan is a non-profit organization funded by over 1,200 business members throughout the province. ScamTracker tool is also available at https://www.bbb.org/scamtracker/saskatchewan/
“The BBB... developing, encouraging and promoting ethical business practices in the marketplace.”
Karen Smith, CEO
Better Business Bureau of Saskatchewan, Inc.
980 Albert Street Regina, Sask. S4R 2P7
About BBB: For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses and brands they can trust. In 2015, people turned to BBB more than 172 million times for BBB Business Reviews, all available for free at bbb.org. BBB serving Saskatchewan is one of 108 local, independent BBBs across North America. In 2015, consumers turned to BBB Serving Saskatchewan more than 270,000 for pre-purchase Inquiries regarding specific businesses in Saskatchewan and processed more than 400 complaints.