Recorded on March 19, 2012 - This webinar, presented by Margaret Capes, Legal Education Coordinator of Community Law School (Sarnia-Lambton) Inc., looks at common scams such as phishing, advance fee frauds, prize and lottery scams, the grandparent scam, and cheque overpayment scams. The webinar reviews the risks of purchasing goods or services online. It covers plans of action to counter scamming activity involving reports to police, banks, credit card companies, the Canadian Anti Fraud Centre, and the Ministry of Consumer Services. Finally, it discusses how to launch a civil claim in Small Claims or Superior Court including the pros and cons of taking such a step against "hard to trace" perpetrators. Those interested in expanding their knowledge of this topic area may find the Identity Theft webinar useful.
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