According to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, 9,797 Canadians became victims of COVID-19 fraud and $7 million was lost to COVID-19 fraud between March 6, 2020 and January 31, 2021.
Recently Alberta Health Services (AHS) is receiving reports of a phone scam targeting seniors.
Albertans over 75 are told they can book their COVID-19 immunization for a fee. Please note that Alberta Health Services (AHS) will never ask for payment for COVID-19 immunization.
If you receive such a phone call, hang up immediately and report to the non-emergency line for local law enforcement:
Word of the Day:Target: to pick out as an object of attack
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