*Do register your phone number with the do not call Registry at this website or call 888 382 1222. This service will not block scammers, but legitimate telemarketers will stop calling within a month.
*Don’t answer unrecognized calls unless you’re expecting a call from an unknown number. Let the call go to voicemail, then review the message. Most con artists will hang up before leaving a message.
*Do independently verify facts from any callers asking for money or sensitive personal information.
* Don’t share private information in social media posts that may be useful for imposter scams, including phone numbers, home addresses, and names of relatives. (Also, don’t accept unknown friend requests and keep your account settings private.)
*Do be wary of Government Impostors
Officials from CRA and other Government agencies will never call you unless you contact them first or they’ve sent mail correspondence explaining a situation that requires your attention.
* Don’t say yes to an unknown caller.
Scammers may be trying to obtain a recording of your voice, which can be used to verify approval of charges to your phone, cable, or internet bill or a credit card. If you sense something sketchy, hang up at once!