Local businesses urged not to get hooked by ‘spear phishing’ scam

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Spear phishing fraud is one of the most prevalent frauds targeting businesses and organizations, warn officials

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ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE

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The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Anti-Rackets Branch (ARB) and Serious Fraud Office Ontario (SFO), in concert with the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) want citizens to be aware of ‘spear phishing.’  

March is Fraud Prevention Month and the goal is to inform and educate the public on the importance of protecting yourself from being a victim of fraud. This year’s theme is impersonation, and focuses on scams where fraudsters will claim to be government officials, critical infrastructure companies, and even law enforcement officials. The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre will be sharing advice through our website, Facebook and Twitter pages.

Spear phishing fraud is one of the most prevalent frauds targeting businesses and organizations. Fraudsters take their…

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