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Description: The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has launched a unique service to help educate Ottawa residents how to avoid being defrauded. Inside the city’s St. Laurent Shopping Centre mall shoppers will find the the ‘Be Smart Scam Escape Room’ where they can move about three rooms, answering various challenges that will boost their knowledge about scams. After a run in Ottawa, the promotion will move on to Montreal to continue to educate consumers.

Date:  March 22, 2024



Discussion points:

1) Have you or your classmates ever been scammed? What was the nature of the trap?

2) Why do you think the CRA became a lead agency in educating consumers about scams?

3) Figure 3.4 on page 3-14 of Wiley’s Auditing: A Practical Approach illustrates the fraud triangle. How might an understanding of the fraud triangle help protect you from scams?

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