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Report Fraud in Canada

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre

Where you can report fraud in Canada? Here we provide guidance on where and how you can report the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre website (CAFC)

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It’s not always easy to spot a scam, and new ones are invented every day.

If you suspect that you may be a target of fraud, or if you have already sent funds, don’t be embarrassed – you’re not alone. If you want to report a fraud, or if you need more information, contact The Canadian Anti- Fraud Centre:

Ways to report fraud

By Phone

Toll Free
1-888-495-8501

Hours of operation

Monday-Friday
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eastern Time

Online – CAFC Fraud Reporting System

Fraud can now be reported to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) through a new, easy to use, Fraud Reporting System (FRS). You can log into the tool using either:

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  • GC Key (User ID/Password)
  • Sign-In Partners (Banking Credentials)

A GCKey account or a Sign-In Partners login uses unique electronic credentials that allow you to communicate securely with the Government of Canada.

This new login is a federal government mandate and all Government of Canada on-line services are to be delivered through the GCKey or Sign-In Partners, providing increased levels of privacy and security for users. By offering a choice of credentials, the Government of Canada is making its online services more convenient and easier to use. Many individuals already use their online banking credentials regularly and being able to use these same credentials to access Government of Canada services online will simply mean one less User ID and password to remember.

Please note: The Fraud Reporting System has a timeout feature that will log you out if there is no activity within 20 consecutive minutes. Prior to the timing out, the application will pop-up a message asking you to reset your session. If you timed out, you will be logged out of the application. No data will be lost but you will not be able to log back into the application to complete your complaint. If you require additional information to be added to your complaint, please contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre for further assistance.

What is GCKey?

GCKey is a service provided by the Government of Canada that allows you to securely conduct online business with various government programs and services, including reporting fraud to the CAFC. Registering for a GCKey account is simply and easy to do. If you already have a GCKey account, you can proceed directly to the CAFC’s Fraud Reporting System.

What is a Sign-In Partner?

Sign-In Partners are organizations that have partnered with SecureKey Technologies to enable their customers to use their online credentials, such as card numbers or user names and passwords, to access Government of Canada services. Currently there are five Sign-In Partners: BMO Financial Group, CHOICE REWARDS MasterCard , Tangerine, Scotiabank and TD Bank Group.

Banking information is not shared when you use a Sign-In Partner. The technology is designed in such a way that the Government of Canada will not know which Sign-In Partner (or financial institution) you have used. Similarly, the bank will not know which government department or agency its customer contacted.

More information about GCKey or Sign-In Partner.

An extract from a news article about Partner Sign-in:

The bank card number doesn’t give access to your bank account, it is just validates your identity quickly, he says.
We take your name and address so we know you are who you say you are, he adds. There is no access to your actual information.

  1. Ibrahim Khamis Alnaqbi says

    Hello, I live in the UAE, I was contacted by a company called LegalityNetwork, you can see their information from the website: LegalityNetwork.com, they present themselves as lawyers, they offered to recover my money from a previous scam with Roiteks.com & they took from me $3569 as a telegraphic transfer of money to their account in Singapore (on July 11, 2019) but when I dug deeper into net they seem to be scammers, they don’t answer the phone & their names don’t seem to be on the list of licensed lawyers in Canada, please contact me for further information, I’m not sure what you need.

    1. FraudsWatch says

      There is no lawyer in Ontario names Alex Carras.

      There is a lawyer named Dwight Raymond Montgomery Taylor whose licence is suspended.

      I went to their site. The photo of their building is fake. The photo on google maps is totally different. When you google their address it is a virtual office. It doesn’t actual exist.

      As well I reviewed their “team” and not one is a lawyer.

      Also check out their list of law firms they work with:

      https://le…./expert-lawyers/

      That is none. There is no law firm with them at all.

      I had another question a few weeks ago that was a scam for sure and they used this same type of virtual office.

      I would stay far away from them if I were you.

      Please feel free to post back with any follow-up questions you may have. If you don’t have any then I hope I have earned a 5 star rating but if you don’t feel that I have please don’t hesitate to reply back and let me know what more I can do to assist you. Finally, please know that even after you rate me I will be here for you and you can ask follow-up questions if you think of them later on at no further charge of course.

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