The Beaumont RCMP would like to remind residents that every year, thousands of Canadians fall victim to fraud, losing millions of dollars. Most don’t think it could happen to them, but fraudsters use sophisticated ways to target people of all ages. The impact of fraud on individuals, families and businesses can be devastating. Retirement savings, homes, businesses and in some cases, lives have all been lost.
Scammers victimize vulnerable Canadians, individuals who may be at their lowest. The best way to fight these types of crime is through awareness. The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre plays a crucial role in educating the public about scams and fraud.
The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre is Canada’s repository for data, intelligence and resource material related to fraud. It provides information to assist citizens, businesses and law enforcement in Canada and around the world. For up to date information and to view a list of common scams visit www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca or call 1-888-495-8501 to reach the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.
The Beaumont RCMP encourage the public to report any criminal or suspicious activity to police. Your reports tell us where to look, who to look for and where to patrol in the future.