Competition Bureau: Beware of fake prints that look legitimate and official

News 19 March, 2018
  • QMI agency

    Monday, march 19, 2018 11:38

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    OTTAWA-the competition Bureau of Canada warns the public against the letters or messages of solicitation for fake prints.

    This warning relates to fraudulent schemes that encourage people to pay fees to reach a nominal price.

    “Ask yourself if you’ve participated in a draw,” advises the competition Bureau, in a press release Monday. You can’t win a draw if you have not participated.”

    “Never pay to claim your money or reward, can we also read in the list of advice provided by the competition Bureau. You don’t have to pay a fee to enter a sweepstakes or receive a prize draw legitimate.”

    According to the authorities, it is not necessary to respond to the post regarding such a draw even if everything seems legitimate and official, because “if you answer, you will be referred to by other solicitations are fraudulent like.”

    “If you have been a victim of a sweepstakes fraud or any other scam by mail, writing to the competition Bureau, report

    To report this type of draw to be fraudulent, the public is invited to notify the Canadian anti-fraud Centre (1-888-495-8501), the competition Bureau (1-800-348-5358), the royal Canadian mounted police or the local police.