Fraud or Suspected Fraud
Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
If you think you have been a victim of fraud or a fraud attempt, you can contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. Established in 1993, the Centre is jointly managed by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Ontario Provincial Police, and the Competition Bureau of Canada.
The Centre is the central agency in Canada that collects information and criminal intelligence on mass marketing fraud (telemarketing), advance fee fraud letters, internet fraud and identity theft complaints from Canadian consumers and/or victims. The Centre does not conduct investigations, but provides assistance to international law enforcement agencies.
The data collected and analyzed at the CAFC assists in evaluating the effects of various types of fraud on the public. It also helps to prevent future similar crimes from taking place.
The Consumers Council of Canada is a member of Canada’s Fraud Prevention Forum, hosted by the Competition Bureau of Canada.
Consumers Council of Canada does not become involved in representing individual consumers concerning their specific problems, but it is interested in learning about both difficulties and great experiences consumers encounter in the marketplace. Tell us about your consumer experience if you would like to assist the Council’s efforts to protect consumers.