How to report fraud

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

Outside Canada, contact your nearest Canadian visa office.

How do I report Internet or e-mail scams and fraud?

In Canada, contact 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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