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Resourceful Links

Fraud Links

The following links are provided to victims and the general public in obtaining additional information and assistance on victimization issues. Should you know of a link that should be added, please email it to:


Anti-Fraud Centre 
A national anti-fraud call centre, that plays a key role in educating the public about specific fraudulent telemarketing pitches, collects and disseminates victim evidence, statistics, documentation and tape recordings which are made available to outside law enforcement agencies.
A resource that provides helpful information about how to avoid Scams and Identity Theft. Additionally, you will find information about managing your money and credit, loans and debt.


Better Business Bureau of Mid-Western & Central Ontario
Aims to promote and foster the highest ethical relationship between businesses and the public through voluntary self-regulation, consumer and business education, and service excellence.


Canadian Marketing Association
Operates the Do Not Contact Service, which enables individuals to reduce the number of marketing offers they receive by mail, telephone and fax. Consumers register to have their names removed from marketing lists held by members of the Canadian Marketing Association.


Credit Card Fraud
Helping retailers and businesses understand credit card fraud – from the Smith Falls, ON Police.

Little Black Book of Scams

Fraud Victim Information

Helping you register fraud incidents and identify if any fraudulent credit activity has occurred. Our objective is to make this experience as comfortable as possible for you, providing important guidance and information to help you rectify any fraud activity that has occurred involving your identity. From TransUnion Credit Reporting Agency.


Handyman Connection
Guarantees your project is covered by $5 million General Liability Insurance. Craftsmen are screened, bonded, and have a minimum of 10 years of trade experience. Gives written guarantees on all Handyman Connection work and charges by the job, not by the hour.


Holmes on Homes
A television show airing on HGTV that teaches people the importance of carefully selecting a contractor in order to avoid becoming the victim of fraud. Mike’s best tip: get a permit to protect yourself!


Home Renovation Fraud
Information on how to avoid being the victim of renovation fraud.


How to Avoid Getting Cheated on eBay
While the site is specific to coin collector fraud, the tips are general and can help any eBay users to protect themselves.


InfoTracer – Identity Theft Prevention
This resource defines identity theft, what different types exist, who are the potential victims, and the steps to avoid this very sensitive breach


Identity Theft Questions and Answers
Canadian information on identity fraud – what it is, how to prevent it and what to do if you are a victim.


Slam the Scam – Protect yourself against Fraud
The CRA provides information on how to recognize a scam, how to protect yourself from identity theft, how to report a scam, and what to do if you become a victim of a scam