Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Discount Desperados

from here

On the surface it may seem like the concept of criminals specifically targeting Canada is a no-brainer. Why not? It's a country. I has people, and those people have money. The thing is Canada has far fewer people than the United States (by an order of magnitude), and the Canadian dollar is worth significantly less. This means that crooks would have to work harder than those targeting the States in order to make the same amount of money, and the tricks and methods the crooks employ would saturate the victim pool much sooner.

Catching Canadian victims by chance is one thing, but to target them specifically means you're no longer going after the low hanging fruit. You've started to get a little more desperate.