Fraud alert – Misrepresentation and false communications
FINTRAC has occasionally been misrepresented by individuals that claim to speak on its behalf. These false communications take a variety of forms: fraudulent letters, e-mails, social media accounts and faxed documents.
FINTRAC would like to clarify that:
- We do NOT charge fees, freeze or seize funds, or issue clearance certificates for any reason. Solicitations for fees and clearance certificates made in the name of or on behalf of FINTRAC are false and should be viewed with extreme caution.
- If you have been solicited for fees of any kind by an individual or group claiming to represent FINTRAC, please contact your local police.
- At present, we do NOT use social media such as Twitter and Facebook to communicate. Any communications purporting to be from a “FINTRAC” social media account should be treated with extreme caution and the links that they contain may be malicious.
It is also possible to communicate information regarding fraud to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC). The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre also has up-to-date information on the latest fraudulent schemes.
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