Much like the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the RCMP is warning British Columbians of scams that are also spreading through the province.
In a report from the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, fraudsters are setting up ways to profit from the concerns people are having with COVID-19. Scams have set up websites, fake vaccine sales and social media posts to rip people off of their money or personal information.
“There are currently no vaccines or drugs approved to treat or prevent COVID-19,” reads the report.
“The current forecast to have efficient vaccines available for general public is months away and will be communicated via legitimate government and health authorities.”
Emails and calls have been reported which share fake information about cases in communities, asks for money for victims, tries to sell fake home sanitizing services or COVID-19 tests.
The RCMP have shared information and facts to deter further scams:
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