Protect yourself from fraud

Find out how to prevent fraud and how to report those who commit it.

March is Fraud Prevention Month – read the Minister’s statement on 15 years of fraud prevention in Canada.

Services and information

Posters and tip sheets

View and download materials to help you identify common scams

Report fraud

Report immigration fraud, citizenship fraud, telephone, email or Internet scams, and human trafficking

Internet, email and telephone scams

Identify fake websites, emails and telephone calls

Fraudulent documents

Fake or altered documents, what happens if you provide false information, and how Canada monitors fraudulent documents

Marriage fraud

Fake marriages and relationships, rules for sponsored partners, and information for victims of marriage fraud

What kinds of fraud should newcomers to Canada watch out for?

Common scams aimed at newcomers to Canada: how to avoid and report them

Cracking down on immigration fraud

Our partners in and outside Canada who work to prevent immigration fraud

Know your rights

Temporary foreign worker and live-in caregiver rights, employment standards offices, and help for victims of human trafficking and abuse

Irregular adoptions

Adopting a child from another country and adoption fraud


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