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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 (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

2015-04-01

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

2015-03-23

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

Directory scams

2015-03-23

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

The supplier swindle

2015-03-23

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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