Parole Board of Canada

Important Notice – Fraudulent Telephone Calls

There have been reports of a telephone scam that is using Parole Board of Canada and other Government of Canada phone numbers to disguise the fraudulent calls. Victims of these fraudulent calls have reported being told that they owe money and to provide personal information including their social insurance number. If you receive a call of this nature, do not comply with their demands and contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501. If you believe that you have fallen victim to such fraud, call your local police as soon as possible.

For information regarding other fraud and scams, visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre’s website

We are a federal institution that is part of the Public Safety portfolio. We operate at arm’s length from the Government of Canada.

The Parole Board of Canada (PBC) is an independent administrative tribunal that, as part of the Canadian criminal justice system, makes quality conditional release and record suspension decisions, and clemency recommendations. The PBC contributes to the protection of society by facilitating, as appropriate, the timely reintegration of offenders as law-abiding citizens. Public safety is the primary consideration in all PBC decisions.

The PBC is headed by a Chairperson who reports to Parliament through the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.


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