Introduction to Scams to Avoid
A scam is an illegal or dishonest scheme to trick you out of your money. This publication helps you spot scams and guard against them. It covers 15 of the most common scams that affect British Columbians, explains the growing problem of identity theft, and tells you the steps to take if you have been the victim of a scam.
At People's Law School, we believe accurate, plain English information can help people take action to work out their legal problems. This publication explains in a general way the law that applies in British Columbia. It is not intended as legal advice. For help with a specific legal problem, contact a legal professional. Some sources of legal help are highlighted in the "Where to Get Help" section.
We have tried to use clear language throughout. See the "Glossary" section for definitions of key legal terms, which are also bolded in the text.
Visit the People’s Law School website at www.peopleslawschool.ca for more in-depth coverage of scams and how to deal with legal problems.
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