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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 (e.g., telemarketing), advance fee fraud (e.g., West African letters), Internet fraud and identification theft complaints.

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Recent fraudulent activities

Traffic infringement scams

Have you received an email about a traffic infringement or violation? A “traffic ticket”? Police services do not issue traffic notices by email.

Car wrapping scam

This twist on a job scam involves solicitations to consumers to wrap their vehicle for the purposes of advertising a product.

Intellectual property fraud

Fraudsters are producing websites that look like the legitimate manufacturer.

iTunes scam

There is a new scam twist involving the purchase of iTunes gift cards as a form of payment.

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.

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