March is Fraud Prevention Month!

News Release

It’s time to Recognize, Reject and Report Fraud!

February 28, 2017 – OTTAWA, ON – Competition Bureau

Fraud Prevention Month (FPM) 2017 kicks off today with the release of Fraud Facts 2017, a snapshot of what fraud costs our society and the different types of scams that are currently affecting Canadians.

Fraud Facts was unveiled at a news conference in Ottawa. It is a joint effort based on information from the Competition Bureau, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre and the RCMP.

Today’s announcement is part of FPM 2017. The Bureau and its partners will be making a number of announcements during FPM to help consumers and businesses recognize, reject and report fraud. So stay connected to make sure you have the information you need to arm yourself in the fight against fraud.

Quick Facts

  • Each week during FPM, the Bureau will be issuing consumer and business alerts on various topics. Stay connected to ensure that you are among the first to receive them.
  • On Thursday March 9, be part of the 5th Annual Twitter Chat for ‘2 Good 2 B True’ Day, which will focus on various scams and provide tips on how to reject them. We will encourage social media users to talk about scams while using the hashtags #2G2BT and #FPM2017. If it’s too good to be true, it probably is.
  • Follow the Bureau and #FPM2017 on Twitter to read about and join in the conversation on fraud prevention.
  • Keep an eye on the Bureau’s Facebook page for all of our Fraud Prevention Month announcements.


“Consumer confidence in the marketplace is of the utmost importance to the government. The Competition Bureau works to protect all Canadians by cracking down on deceptive marketers and ensuring consumers have truthful information to make informed purchasing decisions.”

John Pecman
Commissioner of Competition

"We have long recognized that the best way to combat and reduce economic crime is through prevention. This is not a battle that can be fought solely by law enforcement agencies. This is a shared responsibility. We continue to engage Canadians on this issue, to arm them with key information. Together, we can achieve effective prevention."

Todd G. Shean
Assistant Commissioner, RCMP

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