BBB reminds postsecondary students to be vigilant against tax refund scams


The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is reminding postsecondary students to be vigilant against scammers who might be posing as the Canada Revenue Agency. Nelson Star reports that postsecondary students are often targeted by scammers; one recent instance was a student in Metro Vancouver who lost $2.8K after becoming victim to a tax refund scam. The student received a message saying she was owed a tax refund and followed the instructions to enter her bank account information; by the next day, the scammer had taken cash from her accounts and changed her online banking password and verification method. BBB media and communications specialist Aaron Guillen is reminding consumers to be cautious and consider their safety before giving out information in response to unsolicited messages.

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