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Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) is the central agency in Canada that collects information and criminal intelligence on mass marketing fraud (telemarketing), advance fee fraud letters (e.g. West African), internet fraud and I.D theft complaints.

Fraudulent use of Royal Canadian Mounted Police Letterhead

This bulletin was prepared to provide an overview of a recent report involving the fraudulent use of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) name in the targeting of a mass marketing fraud victim.

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How do I Report Fraud?

If you suspect that you may be a target of fraud, or if you have already sent funds, don't be embarrassed - you're not alone. If you want to report a fraud, or if you need more information, contact The Canadian Anti- Fraud Centre

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How can I recognize a scam?

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Theme of the Month

Holiday Scams

North BAY December, 2014 - This bulletin was prepared to provide an overview of scams that consumers should be aware of during the holiday season and to provide a list of warnings to help consumers protect themselves. Read moreHoliday Scams

Headlines

  • Money Mules

    North BAY November, 2014 - This bulletin was prepared to provide an overview of Money Mules and to provide a list of warning signs to help avoid these scams. Read more

  • Wire Fraud

    NORTH BAY - October, 2014 - This bulletin was prepared to provide an overview of recent complaint trends involving various types of wire fraud. Read more Wire Fraud

  • Extortion

    NORTH BAY - August 7, 2014 - This bulletin was prepared to provide an overview of scams involving extortion and to provide a list of warnings to help consumers and businesses protect themselves. Read more Extortion

  • Hydro-Québec Scams

    North BAY July 7, 2014 - This bulletin was prepared to provide an overview of scams using the Hydro-Québec name and to provide a list of warnings to help consumers and businesses protect themselves. Read more Hydro-Québec Scams

  • Tax Scams

    North BAY June 13, 2014 - This bulletin was prepared to provide an overview of common tax scams that consumers should be aware of and to provide a list of warnings to help consumers and businesses protect themselves. Read more Tax Scams

  • Deceptive Marketing Of Counterfeit Merchandise

    North BAY June 2, 2014 - This bulletin was prepared to provide an overview of scams involving the deceptive marketing of counterfeit merchandise. Read more Deceptive Marketing Of Counterfeit Merchandise