Fraud

Find out what do if you have been a victim of fraud, received a suspicious email or phone call, lost your wallet or other personal documents or are aware of someone committing fraud.

If you have been a victim of fraud…

If you have lost money or provided personal information to an unauthorized source, you should report this to the police.

If you have received a suspicious or deceptive email, phone call or other type of contact…

If you have not lost any money and have not provided personal or financial information (relating to a fraud or scam), and you simply want to inform the appropriate organizations:

  • Report deceptive telemarketing (mass marketing fraud), including advance fee fraud (West African letters), Internet fraud, and identification theft complaints to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre online or by calling 1-888-495-8501.
  • Report suspicious or unsolicited emails (e.g. phishing, malware, deceptive marketing, etc.) to the Spam Reporting Centre.
  • Report instances of misleading or deceptive marketing practices to the Competition Bureau using the online complaint form or by telephone at 1-800-348-5358.

If your wallet or other personal documents are lost or stolen…

If you are aware of a person committing fraud…

If you know of someone who is committing a fraudulent activity, you can contact your local police to report the crime (see a list of RCMP detachments).

You can also contact the following specific authorities for these types of fraud: