Top Ten Scams

Better Business Bureau and partner organizations investigate thousands of scams every year, from the latest gimmicks to schemes as old as the hills. The Top Ten Scams are divided up into nine major categories with the top scam highlighted in each, plus our Scam of the Year. The following Top Ten Scams list, themed “just…

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February is Auto Crime Enforcement Month

ICBC is having a campaign on Auto Crime for the month of February. Since 2003, auto theft has dropped by 73 per cent in B.C. and in 2012, we’ve seen a seven per cent decrease in auto theft compared to the previous year. However, in the last four months of 2012, there has been a…

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Blessing Fraud

The Vancouver Police Department and the Chinese Community Policing Centre want to bring a “Blessing Fraud” scam to the attention of the Chinese community in Vancouver. Over the past several months, a group of scammers have been targeting Chinese seniors, resulting in a significant amount of cash and/or jewellery taken from the victims. Working in…

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