Be Fraud Aware
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Be fraud aware. If an opportunity, or offer, sounds too good to be true, trust your instincts and find ways to research or check the validity of what is being said or the quality of what you are being sold.
Fraud occurs when a con artist uses deception to make a profit or to take your money. They pretend to be someone they are not or say they will do something they don’t do. Scams come in many forms and are deliberate attempts to mislead a person. Both often involve an attempt to establish trust, build a relationship, and close on some form of agreement. The agreement may be to provide information, send or pay money, or establish the next steps in a process which leads to a similar end. More often than not there is the application of pressure or the creation of a sense of urgency which is not familiar to you in dealings with friends or legitimate businesses.
You can find other community safety and fraud-related resources on the Saskatchewan Safety Council website at: https://www.sasksafety.org/community-safety-resources.html