The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) began life in 1993 as PhoneBusters. Since then, they have grown to become Canada’s one-stop-shop for all matters related to fraud. CAFC is a combined effort of the RCMP, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Competition Bureau Canada. The Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, made the following statement in recognition of the launch of the RCMP’s fraud awareness campaign and the CAFC’s new website.
“Fraud has a devastating impact on individuals, families, businesses and damages Canada’s economic integrity,” said Minister Toews. “The RCMP and the CAFC efforts bring awareness to this pervasive and growing problem. Educating the public and the media about various types of frauds and how to avoid falling victim to them is key to fraud prevention.”
The 6 week media campaign, running from the beginning of November to mid-December 2010, teh CAFC aims to draw attention to how serious a problem fraud is in Canada. The CAFC’s new website will provide the latest information on emerging fraud trends and fraud prevention advice.