One of the best ways to combat this kind of fraud is to take measures to prevent yourself from being caught in the first place.
If you want to stay on top of scams, inform yourself on how to recognize the various types of scams and protect your personal information by visiting law enforcement organizations' websites, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre or other reputable organizations.
People are often persuaded to join by family members or friends.
But there is no guarantee that you will recoup your initial investment.
You cannot win money or a prize in a lottery unless you have entered it yourself, or someone else has entered it on your behalf.