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Nearly 1 in 3 Canadians a Victim of Fraud

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Almost a third (32 per cent) of those participating in a national survey conducted for Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) have been a victim of financial fraud at some point in their life. – CPA Canada

According to the latest survey conducted by CPA Canada, card fraud is at the top of the list for fraud methods encountered by Canadians. In fact the figures have jumped by 10% since 2014.

Cairine Wilson, vice-president, corporate citizenship, CPA Canada makes a very valid point to take note of…

In this electronic era, accessing information and doing business online is easy,” Cairine goes on to say “But Canadians need to recognize that with the convenience there is also risk. Being armed with enough knowledge to identify the potential risk is what’s going to help you navigate the rapid advances in online fraud.

Fraud is no laughing matter as i’m sure any victim of this crime will tell you. If you feel like you have been a victim or somebody you know has be sure to report immediately. March is Fraud Prevention Month in Canada. Actual or suspected frauds can be reported at or by calling toll free 1-888-495-8501

This content was inspired by the article Nearly one in three a financial fraud victim: CPA Canada survey

For more information, contact:

Diana Sorace
Media Relations
CPA Canada
(604) 694-6700