Canada’s catalog of ecommerce scams, which is often linked to the U.S., was once the largest source of money laundering in the world.
But in recent years, the numbers of scams in Canada have dwindled to a trickle and the threat of scams has dropped off a cliff.
CBC News is taking a closer look at what has happened.
The “Catalogue” of ECommerce Scams is the latest collection of tips and tricks for consumers in Canada and the United States, to help them spot scams and avoid them.CBC News spoke with several experts who have used the book to spot scams in the past.
It has also been used by law enforcement agencies, the entertainment industry and banks.
Read more:The books’ creators say the book has helped hundreds of people and they are still working to keep up with the new trends in the industry.
They say they’ve been inundated with ecommerce complaints and a few are already asking them to update their catalogs.
But experts say it’s not an easy task.
“There are a lot of scams and the book will help you to identify a lot more of them,” said John McLeod, an online fraud expert and author of “The Book of Scams.”
“There’s a lot in it.
There’s a bunch of new ones.
It’s not just about fraud, it’s about fraud and deception.
And it’s a tool for consumers to make sense of all that.”
The books aim to help consumers to be more aware of the types of scams they’re seeing and to make sure they’re not buying into a scam.
They’re available in both English and French, and have been published in both Canadian and American languages.
In the book, experts share tips on how to spot a scam, what to look for and how to avoid it.
Some of the scams are familiar: phishing, spam, fake email, fake bank accounts and other scams.
Others are new to Canadians: selling items from websites, selling merchandise on eBay or online, selling personal information, and so on.
McLeod says the book is useful for anyone who’s ever bought something online, or has done so in the U and in the States.
“I think the book should be a must-read for anyone,” he said.
“The main thing is to be alert.
The main thing to be cautious of is not buying anything, not buying from websites.
You want to be aware.”
The book comes with an interactive chart that can help consumers spot scams.
You can also search for scams by keyword, location and company.
A Canadian company, FintechCanada, sells the book on Amazon for $6.99 a book, and is currently working on an English edition.
The Canadian edition is expected to be ready for purchase in the first quarter of 2019.