CURRENT SCAMS & ALERTS

Little Black Book of Scams

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‘Can you hear me?’
New phone scam tricks you into answering ‘yes’

From encrypted passwords to padlocked doors, Canadians will go to extreme lengths to avoid scammers.

Now it may not be safe to pick up the phone.

A new scam relies on your voice to answer a simple question: "Can you hear me now"? The scammers try to bait callers into answering "yes."

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Consumer Alert: OEB Warns Consumers of a Possible Scam

For Immediate Release

January 27, 2016

Consumer Alert: OEB Warns Consumers of a Possible Scam

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) is alerting Ontarians to a possible telephone scam. The OEB has received reports that individuals, claiming to be affiliated with the Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP), were calling to request access
into consumers’ homes. In two incidents last week, residents were contacted about the OESP, and notified that a home inspection was a condition of the program.

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September 11, 2015
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Public Safety Alert

The Facts About Door-to-Door Water Testing

Toronto Water does not conduct door-to-door sales of any kind and does not sell, market or endorse any products.

No one coming door-to-door is authorized to make a health-based test on your water; in fact, residents should be aware that, in Ontario, only fully accredited laboratories are licensed to perform health-based tests on drinking water and results take approximately 24 to 48 hours to process. [More details...]

 

August 25, 2015

Public Safety Alert
Distraction Theft,
Police believe there may be other victims
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Distraction Thefts
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August 19, 2015
TorontoHydroScamAlert

June 10, 2015

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Beware of new telephone scams

Ottawa, Ontario, June 10, 2015... The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is noting an increase in telephone scams where the caller claims to be from the CRA but is not, and is asking Canadians to beware—these calls are fraudulent and could result in identity and financial theft.  [Read more...]