Protection from frauds and scams

Protection from frauds and scams

Identity theft, types of fraud, counterfeit money and other threats or scams.


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COVID-19: Frauds and scams

Known scams, frauds, misleading claims

Reporting fraud

What to do if you receive a suspicious phone call or email, or if you lose your ID or wallet

Fraud prevention

How to recognize fraud and other common scams through victim stories and a fraud quiz

Identity theft and identity fraud

Recognizing theft techniques, protecting your information and how to file a report

Counterfeit money

How to recognize and report counterfeit money

Credit card fraud

Recognizing, preventing and reporting credit card fraud

Debit card fraud

Recognizing, preventing and reporting debit card fraud

Real estate fraud

Recognizing, preventing and reporting real estate fraud

Tax fraud

Recognizing and protecting yourself from scammers pretending to be from the Canada Revenue Agency

Immigration and citizenship fraud

Preventing citizenship and immigration fraud or reporting those who commit it

Online threats, scams and fraud

The types of online threats and how to protect yourself

Protecting your financial information

Steps to take if your financial data has been hacked or breached

Resolving an unauthorized transaction

The steps to take if you find a transaction that you did not make

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