If you think you’ve been scammed, there are a number of agencies with which you may be in contact for help. Please review the following to determine which is the right avenue for you.
The Ministry of Consumer Services
The Consumer Protection Branch administers approximately 20 consumer protection and business licensing statutes. The Consumer Services Bureau of the branch helps consumers and businesses resolve disputes. As a consumer, it's important to know your rights.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
The RCMP operates Canada-wide and may be a useful resource in determining answers to issues on-going across the country. Every day, the RCMP receives questions, comments and complaints about fraud. The website features tips and information about the most current and popular frauds operating in Canada.
This website is a government online initiative that includes more than 35 federal government departments and agencies, more than 250 provincial and territorial partners, as well as selected non-governmental organizations. These agencies have come together in a unique partnership to promote Canadian consumer interests and awareness. This Industry Canada-led effort is designed to provide Canadians with easily accessible tools to help them make better decisions about goods and services in the marketplace.
The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre is jointly managed by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Ontario Provincial Police, and the Competition Bureau of Canada. The CAFC plays a key role in educating the public about specific fraudulent schemes and in the collection and dissemination of victim information, statistics and documentation, in order to provide investigative assistance to all law enforcement agencies.