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Don’t Be Fooled: Protect Yourself from FINTRAC Scams

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Have you ever received a call, email, or social media message claiming to be from FINTRAC? Be cautious! Scammers often impersonate government agencies to steal personal and financial information.

In this blog post, we’ll outline how to identify and avoid FINTRAC scams, and what to do if you’re targeted.

FINTRAC Won’t Ask for Personal Information Directly

FINTRAC protects Canada’s financial system from money laundering and terrorist financing. They do not contact the public directly to request personal information.

Here are some red flags to watch out for:

  • Requests for money: FINTRAC will never ask you to send them money.
  • Threats to freeze funds: FINTRAC can’t freeze your personal funds.
  • Urgent or vague communication: Scammers often create a sense of urgency or keep their messages unclear.

What to Do if Contacted by a Scammer

If you receive a suspicious message claiming to be from FINTRAC:

  • Do not respond or follow any instructions.
  • Report the scam to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.
  • Contact your local police service.

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