#CyberFLASH: Government document retrieving websites risky: business bureau


Canadians are being warned to avoid online businesses that claim to be able to get you government documents, like birth certificates, fast.

The CBC’s Aaron Saltzman looked into one website called the Civil Processing Bureau (its URL is canadianbirthcertificate.com) that says it can get documents, like birth certificates, without you having to go wait in line at a government building.

Saltzman spoke to one Ontario grandmother who said she thought the site — which uses official provincial forms — was an actual government site. After she applied for her granddaughter’s birth certificate online and paid $200, she said she never received it.

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