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 activity at the border,
  • 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. Your identity stays protected.

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.

In Canada, call the Call Centre and choose the citizenship fraud tip option in our automated telephone system.

Outside Canada, contact your nearest Canadian visa office.

You can also email tips to Citizenship-fraud-tips@cic.gc.ca.

How do I report Internet, email or telephone scams and fraud?

If you or someone you know has been the target of a telephone, Internet, email or other type of scam and gave personal or financial information by mistake, you should:

In Canada, contact the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

Toll-free: 1-888-495-8501

We are aware of a recent ongoing telephone scam. If you get a suspicious call, hang up right away and contact your local police. You should also report the scam 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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