Business scams


Business scams include scams that mimic real businesses in order to deceive consumers as well as scams that target small businesses.

Extortion scam

Ransomware is the most common type of extortion scam targeting businesses

Sale of merchandise scam

When selling merchandise online both consumers and businesses need to be aware that not all offers are reputable

Directory scams

Any sale of specialized directories (hard copies, CD-ROM or internet) to businesses and non-profit organizations using misleading representations and deceptive sales techniques

Office supply scams

Any false, deceptive, misleading or fraudulent solicitation for office supplies

Wire fraud

Financial industry wire fraud occur when Canadian financial institutions and investment brokers receive fraudulent email requests from who they believe to be an existing client

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