Elder Abuse Frauds and Scams

  1. http://bc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca – The B.C. RCMP proudly provides municipal, provincial and federal policing in areas that range from isolated Aboriginal communities and coastal villages to major cities.  Many older adults are more vulnerable to fraud.  If you are a victim of fraud in which you have incurred a financial loss and/or given out your personal information, call your local police detachment to report the incident.  Record details of your interaction with the fraudster including phone numbers, email addresses and communication with the scammer.  Photographs or screenshots of the messages are helpful.  We encourage Canadians to also report the incident to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC).  To learn more about Your BC RCMP: Alerts, Newsroom and Safety Tips explore BC’s RCMP website.
  2. https://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index-eng.htm – The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) collects information on fraud and identity theft.  The CAFC provides information on past and current scams affecting Canadians.  Many older adults are more vulnerable to fraud.  If you think you’re a victim of fraud, report it!  We help citizens and businesses report fraud, learn about different types of fraud, recognize the warning signs of fraud and protect themselves from fraud.  We also provide information to law enforcement and governments in Canada and around the world.  Our goals include disrupting crime, strengthening partnerships between private and public sectors and maintaining Canada’s economy.  Fraud: Recognize, Reject and Report.  To learn more about the fraud, explore the CAFC website.

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