New cybercrime and fraud reporting system
Reporting of cybercrime and fraud is very low in Canada, making it difficult for law enforcement to keep up with the ever-changing landscape of cybercrime.
To make it easier for Canadians and businesses to report cybercrime and fraud, we're creating a new reporting system.
Once in place, any victim of or witness to a cybercrime or fraud will be able use this system to report the crime online.
We'll use the information we get through the system to help:
- make links between similar reports of cybercrime and fraud across Canada and internationally
- identify and prioritize reported threats and incidents for law enforcement purposes
- coordinate investigations and other law enforcement activities across jurisdictions
Our partners for the new reporting system are:
We began pilot testing the new online service in March 2020. A small number of users are being redirected from the existing Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) online Fraud Reporting System to the new system per day.
We will be measuring the user experience and report quality throughout the pilot. By starting small, we can learn and make necessary changes quickly while minimizing the potential impact it could have on victims.
As the pilot progresses, the number of reports per day will increase.
Need to report cybercrime or fraud now?
Until the new reporting system is complete, Canadians and businesses should continue to report cybercrime and fraud to the Fraud Reporting System, available on the CAFC website.
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