Fraud prevention centre
March is Fraud Prevention MonthEach March, the Competition Bureau of Canada launches a camapign to help educate Canadians on how to recognize, reject, and report fraud.
Our Fraud prevention centre contains information for protecting yourself and learning how to spot the signs of a scam so you can stop it in its tracks. In addition, the Security section of Insights & Advice features valuable information on a number of fraud topics and includes our monthly feature, Fraud Files: Spot the red flags, real-life stories of fraud.
Every year, tens of thousands of Canadians fall victim to fraud. Protecting our members is a priority and the first step to keeping that promise is providing the information, education, and methods that members can use to protect yourself and to spot and stop fraud in its tracks. Remember that fraud can happen anytime, anywhere, to anyone—including you.
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Did you know?
The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) is Canada’s central source for information on fraud. In partnership with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), and the Competition Bureau, the CAFC provides news, information, and resources, for citizens and businesses in Canada to report fraud.
In 2022, the CAFC received over 91,000 reports of fraud from 57,000 victims. The CAFC reported that in 2022 Canadians lost $531 million to scams and fraud — a 148% increase from the previous year.