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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

Terrorist Threat Scam

Email extortion campaign with links to terrorism.

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.

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.

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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