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It provides tips on how to protect yourself and debunks common myths that might allow fraudsters to gain your trust.

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This booklet outlines many of the most common types of scams, and lists the contact information of fraud-fighting agencies that are there to help.

I believe in a Canada that is a nation of innovators, one that is aware and unburdened by the high cost of fraud in both the traditional and digital economies.

This booklet in its printed, online and video editions is an important step in that direction. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Fraud is a crime that threatens every Canadian, regardless of their education, age or income.

Scammers use a variety of devious tactics to defraud unsuspecting victims, such as imitating well‑known brands online and using deceptive claims to entice consumers through telemarketing, emails or social media.

You cannot win money or a prize in a lottery unless you have entered it yourself, or someone else has entered it on your behalf.

You cannot be chosen as a random winner if you don't have an entry.

One of the best ways to combat this kind of fraud is to take measures to prevent yourself from being caught in the first place.

If you want to stay on top of scams, inform yourself on how to recognize the various types of scams and protect your personal information by visiting law enforcement organizations' websites, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre or other reputable organizations.

Fraudsters are becoming more sophisticated in their methods, but so are consumers.

You can make a difference not only in your own life, but in the lives of the people you care about by recognizing, rejecting and reporting fraud.

We also provide guidance on protecting yourself from scams and where to get help.

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