Fraud Prevention Month is March. In Canada, a good source of up-to-date information is the Little black book of Scams from Industry Canada. Keep yourself informed to prevent becoming one of the many thousands of victims of fraud each year; be sure to share tips with vulnerable friends and family members; and if you have children, remember to protect their personal information and documents.
If you have been scammed:
Report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre online
or call them toll-free: 1-888-495-8501
Alerts and Tips to Avoid Fraud and Identity Theft:
Simple Fraud Prevention Tips:
Help any seniors you know avoid fraud by reading this 2015 Seniors' Toolkit (PDF). Here is a graph from the report showing the huge losses of Canadian seniors by fraud type.
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