Little Black Book of Scams--Now an E-book!

Little Black Book of Scams--Now an E-book!

Postby CLS » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:58 pm

The Competition Bureau's popular Little Black Book of Scams is now available as an e-book. As announced on the Bureau's website (http://www.competitionbureau.gc.ca/eic/site/cb-bc.nsf/eng/03683.html:

"As part of the tenth annual Fraud Prevention Month, the Competition Bureau is introducing the Canadian Edition of The Little Black Book of Scams in a free and convenient ebook format.

One of the Bureau’s most popular publications since its launch in 2012, the Little Black Book of Scams can now be downloaded as an ebook for easy viewing on a variety of computers and mobile devices, including e-readers, tablets and smartphones. Details for accessing this new ebook version are available on the Bureau’s website.

The Bureau is also introducing a series of animated videos that profile four of the most common types of scams featured in The Little Black Book of Scams. By bringing to life the warnings and advice contained in the booklet, the videos demonstrate the tactics that fraudsters use to deceive consumers and businesses, and show Canadians how they can protect themselves and their families from fraud. The Bureau will profile one video each week throughout Fraud Prevention Month. The first video is available on the Bureau’s website now!

Consumers and businesses can consult The Little Black Book of Scams to avoid falling victim to social media and mobile phone scams, fake charities and lotteries, dating and romance scams, and many other schemes used to defraud Canadians of their money and personal information.
Quick Facts

The Canadian Edition of The Little Black Book of Scams is a compact and easy to use reference guide filled with information Canadians can use to protect themselves against a variety of common scams.
It offers information on how scams work, how to recognize them, and how to report them in order to help law enforcement agencies bring scammers to justice.
It also debunks common myths about scams and offers a step-by-step guide for scam victims on how to reduce their losses and avoid becoming repeat victims.

Quote

"Making The Little Black Book of Scams as accessible as possible is part of the Bureau’s effort to increase awareness among consumers and businesses about the dangers of fraud. The most effective way for Canadians to protect themselves, and to help law enforcement agencies bring scammers to justice, is knowing how to recognize and report fraud."

John Pecman, Commissioner of Competition"

The publication of the Little Black Book of Scams makes a valuable resource more accessible to the public and to those working with populations that are especially vulnerable to fraud and scammers.
Kathryn M. Bullon, B.Sc., J.D., M.Ad.Ed.
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