There’s a reason why they’re called get rich quick “schemes”. More often than not, they’re a fraud.
If you are presented with an unsolicited investment opportunity, even from someone you know, an investment opportunity that has a higher than normal return, or if you’re asked to make a payment in crypto currency – these are all signs that it may be a fraud.
Fraudsters in financial or investment scams will try to instill a sense of urgency to keep you from second guessing or reaching out for confirmation. There is always time to consider if it’s fraud. No reputable company will penalize you for taking time to verify their claims.
March is Fraud Prevention Month and throughout the month we’ll be sharing Fraud Alerts and additional information on how to recognize, reject and report fraud. Visit www.BarriePolice.ca/Fraud-Prevention for more information.