If you have ever received a text asking if you want to earn extra money as a mystery shopper; Or by putting ads on your car – you’ve been the target of fraud. 767 Canadians have been victims of fraud through text message so far this year, this according to data from the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. those are the reported cases. The CAFC estimates that they only hear about five per cent of such frauds.
Oakley is joined by Daniel Williams, senior fraud specialist at the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre to discuss how to avoid such scams.