Fraud is lying or misleading someone to gain something (usually money) or to make someone else lose something (usually money). Scams and fraud can affect anyone. However, fraudsters often target older adults.
Below are links to more resources about fraud so that you can prevent fraud and scams from affecting you or your loved ones.
Canadian Legal FAQs
CPLEA’s Canadian Legal FAQs website provides answers to commonly asked questions about many topics, including:
CPLEA publishes booklets and tipsheets on many topics about consumer law, including:
- Being a Guarantor
- Collection Agencies
- Mobile Phone Contracts
- Payday Loans … What You Should Know
- Debt Problems … What You Should Know
Government of Canada
The Canada Revenue Agency provides information on how to protect yourself against fraud.
The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre is a Canadian agency that collects information and criminal intelligence about telemarketing fraud, advance fee fraud, Internet fraud and identification theft complaints. Its website provides information on recent frauds and how to protect yourself.
Government of Alberta
Service Alberta investigates consumer complaints, enforces consumer protection laws, regulates business and charitable organizations, and informs consumers and businesses of their rights and responsibilities.
Service Alberta has also published a document called Welcome to Alberta: A Consumer’s Guide for Newcomers. This document has information on Alberta’s consumer protection laws and more.