Major Fraud Unit
The 23 members of the Major Fraud Unit investigated over 1000 incidents of fraud, counterfeit currency, credit and debit card fraud and identity theft in 2011.
In 2011 our Major Fraud investigators, in partnership with the Canada Border Services Agency and the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, also charged 14 people with 145 offences following a lengthy investigation into a $10 million fraud ring. The organized group is accused of defrauding financial institutions, corporations, government agencies and insurance companies by using forged foreign passports to obtain legitimate government identification.
For more information on current scams and frauds, please click here to download the Little Black Book of Scams from the Competition Bureau of Canada or view our Frauds and Scams News site here.