March is Fraud Prevention Month! EAPOCNPEA and our partner the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)  hosted an informative educational event for seniors, caregivers, and those working with older adults about the latest Frauds and Scams targeting seniors and how individuals can play a role to help stop fraudsters.  Through highlighting stories of people who have become victims of fraud and scams, participants were introduced to the different tactics and scams that older adults are falling prey to in Ontario.

Detective Constable John Armit of the Economic Crimes and Corruption Unit (ECCU – Ottawa), Anti-Rackets Branch (ARB), OPP along with OPP Constables Erin Fraser and Lisa Cruz from the Crime Prevention team at Ontario’s Serious Fraud Office shared prevention tips on how to recognize, reject and report fraud and provide participants with resources and supports.

Resources from Webinar

How to Report Fraud

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
If you suspect or are experiencing a fraud/scam, report it.
Phone: 1-888-495-8501

CAFC Bulletins
The public, organizations and businesses can sign up for bulletins, trends and media release from the CAFC. Simply send an email to get added on the list!  [email protected]

Competition Bureau
File a complaint about false or misleading advertising

Ontario Public Guardian and Trustee – Guardianship Investigations Unit
Tel: 416-327-6348

Get Cyber Safe
Your online accounts hold a lot of personal data. Make sure that information stays safe with account security tips from Get Cyber Safe.

Crypto 101

Ontario Security Commission – to learn more about all things Crypto

Choosing a crypto exchange in Canada could be complicated. A crypto market showed positive signs in March 2023. If you’re looking to invest in crypto either for the first time or because you’re looking for a new exchange to use, then this site provides a list of the best cryptocurrency exchanges available for Canadians.
The major exchanges in Canada are 10 Best Crypto Exchanges in Canada in 2023 – OCryptoCanada

Credit Checks

Equifax and TransUnion
Request from each agency a copy of your credit report and then review it carefully to see if a scammer opened any accounts or incurred debt in your name. Also ask to put an alert on your credit report in case future scam attempts are made under your name.

Equifax : 1-800-465-7166 or

TransUnion : 1-800-663-9980 or


CAFC Bulletins
Investment Scams: What’s in a fraudster’s toolbox? 2023-03-07
Stratagèmes d’investissement : Qu’ont les fraudeurs dans leurs boîtes à outils? 2023-03-07

EAPO Fact Sheets

Safe and Sound: Protect yourself from frauds and scams
Download Fact Sheet : English | French | Italian | Korean | Portuguese  | Russian

Safe & Sound : Guarding your Financial Security
Download Fact Sheet :  English | French | Italian | Korean | Portuguese  | Russian

Safe and Sound: A tool to Guard your Financial Security
Download Tool: English | French | Farsi Punjabi  | Russian

Protecting Each Other From Scams