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Canada Emergency Response Benefit - Text Scam

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is warning Canadians about a text scam that is attempting to exploit the new government emergency response benefit.

Individuals are receiving texts advising them that the Canada Emergency Response Benefit relief fund has sent them a deposit. The text includes a link to what appears to be a Government of Canada webpage, but is not.

The application process for the new emergency benefit program is expected to open in early April. Canadians are reminded to refer to the government website for reliable information.

A sample of the fraudulent text message.

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre

There are a number of scams occurring that are associated with the COVID-10 Pandemic. Please remember to be cautious. Visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre site for details.