Sophisticated crypto cons targeting B.C. customers through social media and online dating sites

Sophisticated crypto cons targeting B.C. customers through social media and online dating sites

VANCOUVER and SURREY, BC , Nov. 3, 2021 /CNW/ – The B.C. RCMP, British Columbia Securities payment (BCSC), Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) and municipal police become alerting individuals about an emerging trend of fraudsters using social media an internet-based dating sites to lure B.C. customers into crypto-asset frauds.

In the 1st eight months of 2021, British Columbians reported losings of $3.5 million from crypto expense cons – significantly more than triple the total amount missing last year, that was only over $one million , in accordance with CAFC data. Typically, best five per-cent of fraud subjects document these types of events to government. Read More