Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (The)

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Record #: KGN2096 Last Full Update: 24 Sep 2013
Contact Information
Mailing AddressPO Box 686 
North Bay, ON P1B 8J8
Office PhoneToll free 1-888-495-8501
Fax1-888-654-9426
E-mailinfo@antifraudcentre.ca
Websitewww.antifraudcentre.ca
Primary ExecutiveCarol Gilmour, Coordinator, SeniorBusters
Description & Services
HoursMon-Fri 8:30 am-12:15 pm, 1 pm-4:30 pm
DescriptionCentral agency in Canada collecting information on illegal mass marketing, consumer fraud via mail, telephone, fax, in person or internet, advanced fee fraud letters (IE: Nigerian letters) and identity theft complaints * information is disseminated to the appropriate law enforcement agencies * data collected is a valuable tool in evaluating the effects of various types of fraud on the public and helps to prevent future similar crimes from taking place * coordinated by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in partnership with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Competition Bureau
EligibilityNo restrictions on callers * fraudster and/or victim must be in Canada at the time of the fraud
ApplicationCall or email consumer frauds
FeesNone
Languages of ServiceEnglish ; French
Areas ServedNot Limited
Other Details
Date Updated24 Sep 2013
Established1993
FundingProvincial ; Federal
Legal Status(40) Federal Government
Subjects
SubjectsComplaints ; Consumer protection ; Crime prevention ; Crime victims ; Crime witnesses ; Criminal offences ; Elder abuse ; Free services ; Seniors
Broader TermsAbuse ; Adults ; Age groups ; Criminal offences ; Law enforcement ; Reduced cost services