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Top Ten Scams 2013 – Just in case a scam is around the corner Print E-mail

{January 15, 2013} VICTORIA, BC - Consumer Protection BC is participating in today's launch of the Better Business Bureau's Top Ten Scams brochure. The Top Ten Scams are divided up into nine major categories with the top scam highlighted in each, plus the Scam of the Year.

The following list, themed “just in case a scam is around the corner,” is developed jointly by the BBB, British Columbia Securities Commission, Consumer Protection BC, the Competition Bureau of Canada, the RCMP and the Vehicle Sales Authority. In no specific order, here are the Top Ten Scams to be on the lookout for in 2013:

  1. Advertising Trolls
  2. Online Romance Scams
  3. Internet Investment Fraud
  4. Affinity Fraud
  5. Curbers
  6. Rogue Door to Door Contractors
  7. Computer Virus Fixing Scheme
  8. Twisted Text Prizes
  9. Pretender Invoices
  10. BBB Fake Complaint Email

Please click here to read the complete Top Ten Scams list, including information about each scam and consumer tips.

About Consumer Protection BC:
Consumer Protection BC is a not-for-profit corporation that was created to strengthen consumer protection in BC and enforce consumer protection laws. We balance the interests of all parties to promote a marketplace that is fair for both BC consumers and BC businesses. We license and inspect specific industries, respond to inquiries through our Inquiry Centre, investigate alleged violations of consumer protection laws, and educate consumers and businesses about their rights and responsibilities under the law. For more information about our organization, please visit our corporate website at www.consumerprotectionbc.ca. You can also follow Consumer Protection BC on Twitter, like us on Facebook and read our blog for valuable consumer tips and resources.

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Melaina Haas, Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Phone: 250-920-7112 ext 2824 Toll free: 1-888-777-4393
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