Top 10 Scams of 2016

Introducing the Better Business Bureau’s National Top 10 Scams of 2016! From misleading reviews to romance to employment scams, thieves stop at nothing to earn your trust and take your money.
March 02, 2017

BBB's across Canada have been working diligently to bring you the most prevalent scams that targeted Canadians in 2016. The nefarious list is an amalgamation of information gathered from BBB's Scam Trackr website, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre and concerns brought forward by sponsors and community partners.

The Top 10 Scams of 2016 are:

1. Employment Scams
2. Online Dating Scams
3. Identity Fraud
4. Advance Fee Loans
5. Online Purchase Scams
6. Wire Fraud - Spearphishing
7. Binary Option Scams
8. Fake Lottery Winnings
9. Canada Revenue Agency Scam
10. Fake Online Endorsements


To learn more about each scam, how to keep yourself and your family safe, and to download the official brochure in English and French, click here to visit our Top 10 Scams webpage.