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Definition: Resources about legal topics relevant to consumers (people buying goods and services), including such topics as consumer rights and responsibilities, resolving disputes between buyers and sellers, insurance, advertising, and scams. Fraud is lying or deceiving to make a profit or gain an advantage, or to cause someone else a loss or disadvantage.


This comprehensive resource from the RCMP describes sixteen Internet scams, twelve in-person scams, and three telephone scams. It also includes illustrative scenarios along with a glossary and a list of useful links.


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Learn more about how to recognize a scam. The site provides examples of fraudulent communications and how to protect yourself from identity theft

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Every year, Canadians lose millions of dollars to the activities of scammers who bombard us with online, mail, door-to-door and telephone scams. The Little Black Book of Scams is a reference guide with information Canadians can use to personally protect themselves. It offers information on how a variety of common scams work and how to recognize them, as well as practical tips on how consumers and businesses can protect themselves.

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