Common Scams

CRA Phone Call
Overview The scammers will claim to be the CRA and, in an attempt to gain their trust, provide personal information about the target. The scammers will s...
Sat, 17 Aug, 2019 at 12:01 AM
Fraud Prevention
Never make a transaction for someone else, without knowing who they are, or what it is for. You could be unknowingly aiding criminal activity, and opening u...
Sat, 17 Aug, 2019 at 12:04 AM
RCMP Phone Call
Overview They will convince the target that they are indeed the RCMP. The scammers will claim to have one of the target’s loved ones in custody. The cri...
Sat, 17 Aug, 2019 at 12:03 AM
Job Scam
Overview The job/employment scam takes advantage of those who are seeking work. Individuals are offered a job without needing to have an in-person meetin...
Sat, 17 Aug, 2019 at 12:02 AM
Cash Clearing Scam
Most victims are contacted via Indeed for a new job where you are asked to purchase bitcoin for your company. If this happened to you, you are part of an el...
Sat, 17 Aug, 2019 at 10:31 PM
Can I report a fraudulent Bitcoin address?
Yes! Please email the QR code or bitcoin address to help@localcoin.ca. We will add it to a blacklist of addresses which will prevent future users to send pa...
Thu, 12 Sep, 2019 at 2:01 PM