Mounties say there’s been a considerable increase in fraudulent activity over the past two years and most of it is now on-line.
According to the RCMP, arresting and charging the perpetrators is especially difficult but they add that education and public awareness are important tools to limiting the toll.
The Canadian Anti-fraud Centre says Canadians lost an estimated 383 million dollars to fraud in 2021.
That’s more than double the amount seen before the COVID-19 pandemic set in.
– with files from Vista Radio newswire