If you've been scammed

What are my rights?

A scammer got my credit card number and charged $500 to my card. Will I have to pay the $500?
  • Yes
  • No

If you think you may be a victim of a scam or fraud, there are some key steps you should take immediately. These will reduce your risk of losing more money, protect your personal information, and help you avoid being scammed again.

What you should know

Work out the problem 

Who can help

  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in July 2019
  • Time to read: 6 minutes

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