Fraud Prevention is a Year-round Affair
Fraud Prevention Month 2017 ends, but the fight against fraud continues
March 31, 2017 – Ottawa, ON – Competition Bureau
As Fraud Prevention Month comes to a close, the Competition Bureau and its fraud prevention partners want to remind Canadians of the importance of recognizing, rejecting and reporting fraud all year long.
The best weapon against fraudsters is knowledge. It’s as simple as getting to know the different types of scams and reporting them to law enforcement agencies. The Bureau is committed to empowering Canadians with the tips, tools and information necessary to take action to protect themselves and their communities.
Visit the fraud prevention portal for tips on how to avoid fraud.
Consult the Little Black Book of Scams to learn how various kinds of scams work.
Watch and share our entertaining and informative anti-fraud videos on YouTube.
Consult Fraud Facts 2017.
Follow the Bureau on Twitter and Facebook to keep up-to-date on news for consumers and businesses.
Consult the Fraud Prevention Forum partners’ websites for even more information on fraud prevention.
And always report instances of fraud to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre or the Competition Bureau.
The Bureau would like to thank the over 80 private and public sector organizations who have taken part in this important campaign by spreading the fraud prevention message to as many Canadians as possible. We all share the common goal of preventing fraud and helping consumers and businesses recognize, reject and report fraud.
“Consumer confidence in the marketplace is of the utmost importance for the Bureau. Fraudsters are becoming more sophisticated in their methods, but so are consumers. By reporting fraud, you can make a big difference not only in your own life, but in the lives of others.”
Commissioner of Competition
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