Fraud

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The Ottawa Police Organized Fraud Section focuses on investigating fraud matters and trends that can be linked, tracked and documented such as:

  • Fraud Against Seniors
  • Counterfeit Fraud (Currency and other documents)
  • Credit Cards and Debit Card Fraud,
  • Cheque Fraud
  • Social Assistance (Welfare) Fraud
  • Computer Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Corporate Fraud

The section focuses on fraud crime reduction through various proactive crime prevention strategies including: targeting organized crime groups, education, training and public outreach.

I think this is a fraud/scam, do I need to send it to police?

If you have received a fraudulent phone call/email/communication and have not provided any personal information or lost any money, please contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 to file a report for statistical purposes.

I've been a victim of fraud, now what?

If you lost money as a result of the fraudulent communication, you may file a report online.

To prevent further loss of monetary funds, please ensure you take the following steps:

  1. Cancel your cards and notify your bank of the fraudulent activity.
  2. Ignore any further communications from the subject and inform them that you have called the police if communication persists.
  3. Keep all documentation until it is requested by an Investigator.

If you have provided personal information but have not lost any money, please contact the Call Centre at 613-236-1222, extension 7300 to file a report as a report cannot be filed online.