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Scammers getting savvier

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OK, let’s be clear on this from the get-go: there is no shame in falling for a scam.

Fraudsters are cunning and clever, which is why so many people get sucked in.

So, if you’ve ever been the victim of a scam, don’t be too hard on yourself.

The fact that Competition Bureau Canada’s “Little Black Book of Scams” is in its second edition and available in seven languages should tell you how prevalent scams are and how ingenious the scammers. From the old inheritance scams that notify you by email that you have been named benefactor of some wealthy stranger on his deathbed to the online dating schemes that manipulate and threaten blackmail, there are myriad ways to part good folk from their money.

Even the toll-free number for the........

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