February 21, 2018

Look back at Top Ten scams of 2012

The Top Ten scams of 2012 as reported by Vancouver Police and the Better Business Bureau involve social media and internet fraud. The bureau's president and CEO for mainland BC says it's easy for victims to fall prey to bogus advertising, sales and even love scams. "Even if you encounter someone or something that seems genuine or professional, … [Read more...]

VPD warn of Stanley Cup scams

  The Stanley Cup playoffs haven't started yet, but Vancouver Police are already pleading with Canucks fans at risk of getting duped by ticket scalpers to be careful. Constable Lindsey Houghton says some scammers are operating out of Britain and California. They ask victims to transfer cash using Western Union and the would-be buyers never get … [Read more...]

Travel Scams Reported Around the Country

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. That's the message Fodors.com members and other would-be travelers around the nation are telling one another after receiving fake free or discounted airline ticket offers that range from deceptive marketing ploys to outright scams Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

VPD list top ten scams

 Lotto winnings, computer viruses, grandchildren stranded in foreign countries. The Vancouver police department has compiled its top ten avoidable scams for 2011. In one scheme, you get a letter saying you have won a lottery and only have to pay a small sum to claim your winnings. Of course you never get anything. In another, you try to buy … [Read more...]