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The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre collects information on fraud and identity theft. We provide information on past and current scams affecting Canadians. If you think you're a victim of fraud, report it!

Recent scams and fraud

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Scams by A-Z index

Alphabetical list of scams

Scams by medium

Browse scams by delivery method

Scams affecting individuals

Find out what scams target individuals

Scams affecting businesses

Find out what scams target businesses

Protect yourself

Protect yourself from scams and fraud

Report fraud

Report a scam or fraud

What to do if you're a victim

Learn more about the actions to take after fraud

The impact of COVID-19 fraud

Between March 6, 2020 and October 31, 2020

  • Canadian reports of COVID-19 fraud:
    6,836
  • Canadian victims of COVID-19 fraud:
    5,411
  • Lost to COVID-19 fraud:
    $6.6 M

The impact of fraud so far this year

As of November 30, 2020

  • Canadian reports of fraud:
    47,318
    (47,443 in 2019)
  • Canadian victims of fraud:
    21,658
    (19,930 in 2019)
  • Lost to fraud:
    $89.1 M
    ($104 M in 2019)

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