uwcore logo

Recent Bulletins from Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre

resource image

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre collects information on fraud and identity theft. They provide information on past and current scams affecting Canadians. If you think you're a victim of fraud, report it!

Common scams include:

  1. Top 10 Overall Scams
  2. Fraudster’s Toolbox
  3. Investment Scams Investment (antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca)
  4. Grandparent Scam Emergency (antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca)
  5. Romance Scams Romance (antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca)
  6. Service Scams Service (antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca)

Please see the recent bulletins (ATTACHED BELOW) we have attached of some of the common scams. These are downloadable and printable or e-resources you can use with your clients.

For more resources, visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre

Think that you have been scammed? Contact your local police and report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre via their online reporting system or by phone at 1-888-495-8501 Canadian seniors lose millions of dollars to scams each year. But if you know what to look out for, and if you stay vigilant, you can avoid fraud and scams. 

Protect yourself!  

  • Never give financial information to folks calling you on the phone. Hang up and call back the correct phone number if you want to check. 
  • Don’t trust calls from officials requesting payment for fines or bail. Report these to your local police.  
  • Listen to your intuition! 
  • Don’t pose personal information online that could give frausters an advantage 
  • Don’t open suspicious emails, texts, DM’s, messages.  
  • Confirm friends or family sent you a social media link before you open it 
  • Be wary of folks you meet on social media who ask you to “invest”  
  • Build unique and strong passwords with numbers, characters and different case letters

  • By

    Canadian Antifraud Centre

  • Published

    Mar 14, 2023

  • Subject Area
    • Safety, Security, Finances, & Personal Planning
  • Audience
    • Academics
    • Funders
    • Government (Politicians, Policy Makers) and Health Authorities
    • Service Providers (Non-profits, Community Organizations, Local government)
    • Caregivers, Seniors & Volunteers
    • Government
    • Health Authorities
  • Category
    • Best Practices
    • Research & Reports


Sign up for the Healthy Aging CORE Alberta e-news to keep up-to-date with activity from the platform and the Community-Based Seniors Services (CBSS) sector across the province.

Learn More
First Name *
Last Name *
E-mail *
Organization *