According to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, it is estimated that since 2014, fraud cost Canadians $229 million. To help protect Ontarians, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) takes part in Fraud Prevention Month — an annual education and awareness campaign that brings together organizations from law enforcement, as well as the public and private sectors across Canada, to help consumers and businesses recognize, reject and report fraud.
Throughout Fraud Prevention Month in March, FSCO joins the effort to increase public awareness through the distribution of educational materials, posting relevant information on social media and conducting community events.
Resources on Fraud Prevention
The following resources provide information on how you can help recognize, reject and report fraud: