Fraud Prevention is a Year-round Affair

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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. 

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.”

John Pecman,
Commissioner of Competition


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