Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre collects information on fraud and identity theft. We provide information on past and current scams affecting Canadians. If you think you're a victim of fraud, report it!

Recent scams and fraud

Services and information

Scams by A-Z index

Alphabetical list of scams

Scams by medium

Browse scams by delivery method

Scams affecting individuals

Find out what scams target individuals

Scams affecting businesses

Find out what scams target businesses

Protect yourself

Protect yourself from scams and fraud

Report fraud

Report a scam or fraud

What to do if you're a victim

Learn more about the actions to take after fraud

Fraud features

Learn more about fraud, scams, trends, variations, alerts, success stories and more.

The impact of COVID-19 fraud

March 6, 2020 and November 30, 2021

  • Canadian reports of COVID-19 fraud:
  • Canadian victims of COVID-19 fraud:
  • Lost to COVID-19 fraud:
    $7.8 M

The impact of fraud so far this year

As of November 30, 2021

  • Canadian reports of fraud:
    (71,106 in 2020)
  • Canadian victims of fraud:
    (42,191 in 2020)
  • Lost to fraud:
    $231 M
    ($106.6 M in 2020)

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