Fraud Alert: Hydro One Telemarketing Scam

5 November 2015

Have you received a call from a telemarketer claiming to represent Hydro One? Chances are you actually got a call from a team of scammers intent on stealing personal and financial information from unsuspecting customers. Hydro One has become aware of a series of telephone scams preying on their customers. The telemarketers have been calling Read More…

Silent Robocalls Warn of Future Fraud Attempts

2 September 2015

Have you ever wondered about those calls you sometimes get from unknown numbers with no one on the other end of the line? You pick up the phone to see who’s calling, but after three or four “hello”s, you realize no one is going to answer, so you hang up. Most people brush off these Read More…

Canada Revenue Agency Phone Scam Emerges in Victoria

29 August 2015

Most of the more common cases of phone fraud occur when fraudsters attempt to take advantage of their victim’s sympathetic or caring nature in order to aggressively manipulate them into providing their credit card information over the phone. The Victoria Police Department (VicPD) states that some of the more common scams are the “sweetheart/romance scam,” Read More…

Caller ID Spoofing on the Rise

28 August 2015

For a cautious telephone user, caller ID is a useful tool. Instead of having to answer the phone and interrogate the person on the other end to determine who he or she is, one can simply look at the reader and get information about the caller. However, an increasingly prevalent scam is threatening the utility. Read More…

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