Prime Minister warns of COVID-19 text scam

Michelle COVID-19, Newcomer Information, Updates

On March 26, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warns everyone of  a “text scam” that’s trying to exploit the new Emergency Response Benefit.

Trudeau said some people are preying on the vulnerable during the pandemic.

“I’m sorry to say, there appears to be a text scam going around on the new emergency response benefit,” he said. “I want to remind everyone that the government’s website is the best place to find reliable information on everything we’re doing.”

An example of the text scam says that the Canada Emergency Response Benefit relief fund had sent him a deposit of $1,375.50 with a link. When clicking the link, there were menu options asking for personal information.

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