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Common targets

In this section we identify the common targets of affinity fraudglossary icon. Read through the list and find out how you might be targeted by this type of scam.

Religious organizations 

Affinity fraud among religious groups and church congregations has grown rapidly and is now a widespread problem. Learn more 

Ethnic communities

There are many ethnic communities and the people in these communities depend on each other in a number of ways. Learn more 

Small towns 

In small towns where everyone knows each other, there is a strong sense of community and people often trust their neighbours. Learn more 

Seniors & people with disabilities 

These groups often have great financial need or pressure and may be in a vulnerable position. Learn more 

Clubs and groups 

Based on common interests, people join all sorts of groups. They may spend a lot of time with other members and form close relationships. Learn more 

Pre-retirees 

These groups often have great financial need or pressure and may be in a vulnerable position. Learn more