Scams

Gold scammers take $500 from Langley man

A second attempt was rebuffed in Aldergrove

 

Chilliwack RCMP warns of Bitcoin scam to ‘prevent bomb from detonating’

Potential victim did right thing by not responding, reporting it to police, says RCMP spokesperson

 

WARNING: Is that puppy really up for adoption?

Langley RCMP report of two recent scams involving the purchase of dogs off the internet

  • Aug 19, 2020

 

Better Business Bureau issues warnings over billing for weight loss app Noom

Bureau warned customers to read terms carefully when they sign up for a free trial, especially for health and wellness apps.

Abbotsford Police warn that water-testing calls are a scam

Fraudulent messages say City of Abbotsford is offering free water-quality tests

Surrey officer-impersonation scam continues ‘almost daily’

Police reiterate warning that demands for Bitcoin in exchange for waived charges are fraudulent

Fraud reports spiked by nearly 45% in April as scammers take advantage of pandemic

COVID-19 an opportunity for scammers to put new spin on old tricks, police warn

Abbotsford Police warn of email/text scam requesting iTune cards

Fraudsters also ask for Visa cards or money transfers

  • Apr 29, 2020

Hang up – Local RCMP renews warning about tax season scammers

CRA agents will not ask for info via phone or email, RCMP warns

No, your social insurance number is not cancelled because of COVID-19

A phone scam surfaces in the Lower Mainland

Grande trouble: BBB warns of bogus COVID-19 Starbucks gift card scam

Scammers disguise phishing scheme as COVID-19-related gift

When was the last time you changed your important passwords?

For National Password Day, and the BBB has some tips for increasing your online security

Young Langley family expected new puppy to arrive at airport, got scam instead

Surprise gift for kids turned into surprise theft from parents

Canadian company among seven warned by FDA over false coronavirus claims

Owner of Vivify said in an email that the company ‘simply sells herbs with no claims on them’

Another Abbotsford resident defrauded with elaborate phone scam

Thieves steal almost $16,000 from one resident, the tenth known victim in last 5 month

Watch out for scams, clickbait in the wake of Kobe Bryant’s death: Better Business Bureau

Kobe Bryant and his daughter were killed in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles