March is Fraud Prevention Month

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During March, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) wants you to know more about the different scams fraudsters use to steal money or identities. Each day, social media posts will be issued with information about a different scam. Share our tweets and Facebook posts with your friends and family, and talk about these scams. The more you know about a specific scam, the less likely you are to be a victim.

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Join our twitter chats on March 10 and 31, at 1:00 PM EST.


Specific segments of the population are often targeted by fraudsters, such as small businesses, senior and students. During the month, a week will be dedicated to these groups. As well, scams conducted over the phone and vacation scams will be featured.

Week 1: March 1-4 - Scams Targeting Businesses

Week 2: March 7-11 - Telephone Scams

Week 3: March 14-18 - Scams targeting seniors

Week 4: March 21-25 - Scams targeting students

Week 5: March 28-31 - Vacation Scams


Toolkits have been produced for organizations that support these groups, as well as law enforcement agencies and the media. If you would like a toolkit, email us and include which toolkit you want in your subject line: small businesses, seniors, students, law enforcement agencies, or media.


If you or a family member has been a victim, report it to your local police and the CAFC. The CAFC does not conduct investigations but provides valuable assistance to law enforcement agencies all over the world by identifying connections among seemingly unrelated cases. Your information may provide the piece that completes the puzzle.

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