March is Fraud Prevention Month

Tagged: Fraud, Off Topic
Source: Competition Bureau of Canada - Read the full article
Posted: 6 years 32 weeks ago

Health Fraud
Combatting health fraud, through enforcement and enhancing consumer information, is a priority for the Competition Bureau. Bogus weight-loss schemes, cure-all scams or products claiming amazing health effects are some of the many areas of health fraud targeted by the Bureau.

Operation Mirage
Operation Mirage is a campaign designed to disrupt and deter illegal telemarketing operators. Through this campaign, the Bureau is pursuing enforcement action against companies engaged in selling fraudulent business directories. Operation Mirage also aims to educate, through an outreach campaign, thousands of vulnerable job seekers who may unknowingly work for deceptive telemarketing operations, exposing themselves to criminal penalties.