Mounties say there’s been a considerable increase in fraudulent activity over the past two years and most of it is now online.
According to the RCMP, arresting and charging the perpetrators is especially difficult but they add that education and public awareness are important tools for 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