Canadian Anti-fraud Centre

Government of Canada

Provides a comprehensive database in Canada, gathering information and intelligence on various fraud schemes.

Service offers:

  • provides information about frauds and scams
  • helps protect consumers
  • collects complaints about identity theft, fraud, and scams via phone, fax, internet, or mail.
  • centralizes complaints regarding identity theft, fraud and scams through phone, fax, internet or mail complaint
  • teaches the public about deceptive marketing practices
  • shares information with law enforcement agencies about frauds
  • takes legal action against individuals and companies involved in fraud and misleading advertising

Affiliation: RCMP (Royal Canadian Mountain Police), Competition Bureau Canada, OPP (Ontario Provincial Police)
Application Process
Service Access: Internet Based Service, To access service:
  • visit website for more information 
  • report fraud or cybercrime using a toll-free phone number 
  • visit website for an alphabetical list of scams
  • visit website to learn more about the actions to take after fraud 
  • visit website to report fraud and cybercrime 
  • visit website to protect youtself from scams and frauds 

Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: No,
Toll Free
1-888-495-8501 (Report fraud or cybercrime by phone)
Web Site
English; French
Fee: No

Fee Reduction: No

Membership Fee: No

Wheelchair access: N/A -
Other disabled access: N/A -
Agency Information
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Last Verified On
April 15, 2024
Hours of Operation
07:00 AM to 02:45 PM
07:00 AM to 02:45 PM
07:00 AM to 02:45 PM
07:00 AM to 02:45 PM
07:00 AM to 02:45 PM

Hours converted from Eastern Time to Mountain Time. 

Closed on holidays.