Scams and Fraud

Identify & Prevent

Mohawk College places a high priority on ensuring your safety within our community, which extends to protecting yourself from scams and fraudulent activities, particularly those targeting students with promises of scholarships or bursaries and tuition payments. We are committed to equipping you with the knowledge and resources necessary to protect yourself from scams.

Learn the signs of scams

Some scams are easy to spot. Some are not! Learn the signs so you can protect yourself from scammers. Many scams and frauds attempt to imitate government services in order to gain access to your personal and financial information.

It may be a scam if someone is:

  • Demanding immediate payment
  • Requesting payment with cryptocurrency or gift cards
  • Using threatening language
  • Sending you a link to click on or a file attached to open
  • Asking for personal or financial information

Visit the Canada Revenue Agency Website to learn more about:

  • How to protect yourself from identify theft
  • Types of fraud
  • How to recognize a scam
  • How to report a scam

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