Last Updated on April 19, 2021 by offerhub
It was recently brought to our attention there has been some fraudulent activity by scammers claiming to be representatives of OfferHub (https://offerhub.ca) and reaching out to Canadians.
These entities are falsely portraying to be selling various services on behalf of “OfferHub” such as credit cards, internet plans etc. The various methods employed by them usually involve gaining access to your personal information through which money can be siphoned off. The modus operandi could vary but the end objective is common; of stealing money from you.
Please note these entities have no affiliation whatsoever to Offerhub.ca
How can you identify and/ or avoid a scam?
Businesses that offer mass consumer products like Mobile phones and Credit Cards are very particular about their branding and communication. Fraudsters, not so. Spelling or grammatical errors in email and text messages are often a giveaway. Do not act on them.
If the offered deal appears to be too good to be true, it probably is. If you do become interested, check back with a verified, authentic source before taking any further step.
It is recommended that you do not open external links in unsolicited or unknown email and text messages.
Using the logo on an email or letterhead is no proof of authenticity. Popular logos can be copied off the internet and used on letterheads and email signatures.
If you have received an email message, a fraudster will often try to make it look like it is being sent by OfferHub. Please ensure that the domain it has originated from is correct. Our email address will always end with “@offerhub.ca” and could be [email protected] or [email protected] or similar.
It will never be any of the following:
It is usually easier to camouflage a phone number. If you are receiving a call from an unknown number, exercise caution.
Sharing personal information like that of Credit Cards and Driving Licence should be avoided unless certain of the identity of the solicitor and the purpose for which it is being provided.
The OfferHub promise
As a website that offers comparative information for popular everyday products used by a large number of Canadians, OfferHub seeks to make the buying decision objective and data based.
Our range currently includes Cell phone plans, Mortgages, Credit Cards, Insurance, Internet, Banking Accounts, IPTV, VOIP and GIC rates, most with multiple sub-categories. OfferHub is not in the business of selling any of these products to the general public and does not collect payment information. As a data aggregator and a rate comparison service, OfferHub gets compensated by advertisers.
OfferHub does not require you to submit any personal information while browsing for information about various products.
We may promote our website in the media so that it becomes known to people but we never contact you without permission or prior solicitation.
All links to external websites that appear on our website have been thoroughly tested and provided by the service providers whose products are being compared.
OfferHub adheres to Canada’s anti-spam legislation.
What should you do if you suspect you are the victim of such a fraud?
Stop all communication with the fraudster. Make an attempt to reconstruct the series of events, including dates and times, leading up to the fraud. This will also be useful when you contact the authorities.
Change passwords and other security features, like personal questions, on all accounts through which financial transactions are possible. Banks and Credit Cards are the obvious ones.
Report to the police. A police report is like a recognition of the event and the basis on which further action is taken. If you have fraud insurance, for example, the insurance company will need a copy of the police report before compensating you for the loss.
Reporting of suspicious activity on your bank or credit card statements to the police also becomes a requirement if you don’t want it to negatively impact your credit report and rating.
Inform the service providers and check with them if any unusual activity on your account has been noticed. Change access rights, if required.
While Offerhub is aware of scamming activity that has used its credentials, it is commonly understood that the scope of such malicious scamming activity is much wider, with many other websites being targeted by fraudsters. If you would like to be better informed so that you can avoid becoming a victim, or are interested in knowing more about possible recourses, whether on account of misuse of the OfferHub brand, or any other, here are a few resources that might be of help:
Website of Canada’s anti-spam legislation
Please be cautious. We care about all of our online shoppers and wouldn’t want anyone to get caught up in this fraudulent activity.