March 1, 2019 – OTTAWA, ON – Competition Bureau
When it comes to fighting fraud, knowledge is power! Throughout the month of March, the Competition Bureau and its partners will give Canadians the tools they need to recognize, reject and report fraud.
Scammers can target anyone, from youngsters to retirees. They can also target businesses. In 2018 alone, Canadians lost approximately $ 97 million to fraud, which only accounts for the estimated 5% of cases that were reported to the authorities. With videos, interactive online tools and in-person events, the Bureau will show Canadians that while no one is immune to fraud, anyone can join the fight against scammers!
“By reporting scams, you can assist the Bureau and its partners in the fight against fraud. Be the first line of defence for yourself, your loved ones and all Canadians. Recognize, reject and report fraud!”
Deputy Commissioner of Competition, Deceptive Marketing Practices
- Follow the Bureauand #FPM2019 on Twitter to join in the conversation on fraud prevention.
- The Little Black Book of Scams, 2ndedition is your go-to resource to learn about 12 common scams and how to protect yourself.
- Find tons of information about fraud, including the promotional materials, videos, a fraud quizand more on the Bureau’s website.
- Check the Better Business Bureau’s Top 10 Scams of 2018and see how much fraud costs Canadians.