Welcome to the CAFC Website

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) is the central agency in Canada that collects information and criminal intelligence on such matters as mass marketing fraud (i.e.: telemarketing), advance fee fraud (i.e.: West African letters), Internet fraud and identification theft complaints.

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Recent fraudulent activities

Tax scams


It is tax time again and fraudsters will use this opportunity to attempt to scam consumers and businesses out of their hard earned money.

Wire frauds


One type of wire fraud currently targeting businesses is the Business Executive Scam (BES) which is a type of phishing.

Directory scams


Businesses receive an invoice for a directory, publication or listing that they did not order or authorize.

The supplier swindle


Canadian businesses are losing significant amounts of money to fraudsters who claim to represent their regular supplier.

How do I report spam?

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre advises consumers not to open unsolicited emails or when the sender is unknown. Spam and related violations (for example: phishing, malware, deceptive marketing, etc.) can be reported to the enforcement agencies (the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, the Competition Bureau, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada) through the Spam Reporting Centre at www.fightspam.gc.ca.

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