Fraud and Scam Prevention

Helpful Links 

Fraud and scam prevention resources

The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security 

The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (Cyber Centre) leads the government’s response to cyber attacks and is Canada’s authority on cyber security. Due to an increase in reports of malicious actors using the crisis in phishing and malware scams, the organization has put out several resources for Canadians to stay safe online. 

Get Cyber Safe

The Government of Canada launched their national public awareness campaign, Get Cyber Safe, to educate Canadians about Internet security and the simple steps they can take to protect themselves online. 

  • Banking and Finance: Get Cyber Safe shares tips for staying safe while online banking. 
  • The 7 red flags of phishing: Get Cyber Safe lists seven signs to look out for when you receive an email or text that could indicate it’s a phishing scam.

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre collects information on fraud and identity theft. They keep up-to-date information on COVID-19 related scams. 

  • COVID-19 Fraud: The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre list reported scams related to COVID-19. 
  • Merchandise Scams: The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre shares increasing reports of non-delivery scams during COVID-19. 

CPA Canada

Chartered Professional Accounts of Canada (CPA Canada) is the national accounting organization that represents the Canadian accounting profession. CPA Canada has put together a comprehensive list of COVID-19 information resources, including:

Fraud prevention infographic: CPA Canada shares a printable infographic with additional tips.