NB fraud totals

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre says that close to $1 million has been lost so far this year to scams across New Brunswick.

They are either service scams which take the form of  phone calls supposedly from well-known computer companies who claim that the victim’s computer has been infected with a virus.

The scammer will then offer to clean their computer for a fee.

There are also romantic scams, which take the form of a supposed long-distance love affair in which one partner will request a transfer of money.