How do I report immigration fraud?
Call the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Border Watch Toll-Free Line at 1-888-502-9060 to report:
- suspicious border activity,
- a marriage of convenience,
- a person who has given false information on any immigration application or
- a person wanted on an immigration warrant.
What you tell the tip line is private.
How do I report citizenship fraud?
You can report a person who:
- pretended to live in Canada to become a citizen or
- hid information about their case.
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In Canada, call the Citizenship and Immigration Canada Call Centre at 1-888-242-2100 and choose the citizenship fraud tip line (Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., your local time, except for statutory holidays).
You can also email tips to Citizenshipemail@example.com.
Outside Canada, contact your nearest Canadian visa office.
How do I report Internet, E-mail or Telephone scams and fraud?
If you or someone you know may have been the target of a telephone, internet, email or other type of scam and unwittingly provided personal or financial information you should:
In Canada, contact the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.
Toll-free fax: 1-888-654-9426
CIC is aware of a recent ongoing telephone scam. Anyone who receives a suspicious call should hang up immediately and contact their local police, and report the incident to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.
Outside Canada, report the scam to your local police.
How do I report a possible victim of human trafficking?
If you or someone you know is a victim, contact your local police.
To report a crime without saying who you are, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Do not take the law into your own hands or take part in any illegal activity.
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