The list of resources below has been compiled for anyone that suspects that they may be a victim of any type of fraud or scam. The list was originally designed as a resource to report mortgage fraud, predatory lending scams and identity theft in Canada but may also serve those who are victims of many types of fraud in Canada. Other types of fraud may include:

  • Internet Scams
  • Phishing/Email Scams
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Investment Scams
  • Financial - Debt Elimination
  • Business/MLM Scams
  • Etc.
Report Mortgage Fraud in Canada

Because mortgage fraud costs Canadians hundreds of millions of dollars annually, many organizations are joining together to educate the public, establish effective legislation, and to combat mortgage fraud in every way.

Below are some resources where you can report mortgage fraud, mortgage scams and predatory lending practices.

PhoneBusters - The Canadian Anti-fraud Call Centre
Le centre d’appel antifraude du Canada
The Fraud Squad of the Ontario Provincial Police
http://www.phonebusters.com
E-mail: info@phonebusters.com
Box 686
North Bay, Ontario P1B 8J8
Phone: (888) 495-8501 - Toll Free in North America (Canada and United States)
Phone: (705) 495-8501 - Overseas and Local
Toll-Free Fax: (888) 654) 9426 - from North America
Fax: (705) 494-4008 - Overseas and Local

Law Society of Upper Canada
http://www.lsuc.on.ca
http://www.lsuc.on.ca/public/a/complaints/
E-mail: lawsociety@lsuc.on.ca
Osgoode Hall
130 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N6
Toll-Free: (800) 668-7380
Phone: (416) 947-3300
Fax: (416) 947-5263
Complaint Line - Toll-Free: (800) 268-7568
Complaint Line - Phone: (416) 947-3310
Complaint E-mail: comail@lsuc.on.ca

Canadian Real Estate Association
http://www.crea.ca/
E-mail: info@crea.ca
Suite 1600, 344 Slater Street
Ottawa, ON, K1R 7Y3
Phone: (613) 237-7111
Fax: (613) 234-2567

Canadian Institute of Mortgage Brokers and Lenders
http://www.cimbl.ca/
2255 Sheppard Avenue East
Atria 1, Suite 414
Toronto, Ontario M2J 4Y1
Toll-Free: (888) 442-4625
Phone: (416) 385-2333
Toll-Free Fax: (888) 579-2840

Appraisal Institute of Canada
http://www.aicanada.ca
E-mail: info@aicanada.ca
403-200 Catherine Street
Ottawa Ontario K2P 2K9
Phone: (613) 234-6533
Fax: (613) 234-7197

The Appraisal Institute of Canada and The Law Society report that ‘abstract computer models,’ referred to as Automated Valuation Models (AVMs) create too many opportunities for mortgage fraud. These automated models of appraising cannot determine the difference in value between renovated and non-renovated properties, nor do they take into consideration the condition of neighboring properties.

Office of Consumer Protection - Quebec Provincial Government
L’Office de la Protection du Consommateur
www.opc.gouv.qc.ca
http://www.opc.gouv.qc.ca/e_Programs/cvr_services.asp#Plaintes
There are eleven regional offices of the Office of Consumer Protection:
One Toll-Free number serves them all: (888) 672-2556

Abitibi-Témiscamingue
255, avenue Principale
rez-de chaussée 05
Rouyn-Noranda (Québec)
J9X 7G9
Toll-free: (888) 672-2556
Phone: (866) 640-3062
Fax: (866) 640-3062

Bas-Saint-Laurent
337, rue Moreault
Rimouski (Québec)
G5L 1P4
Toll-free: (888) 672-2556
Fax: (418) 727-3541

Bas-Saint-Laurent
337, rue Moreault
Rimouski (Québec)
G5L 1P4
Toll-free: (888) 672-2556
Fax: (418) 727-3541

Côte-Nord
456, rue Arnaud
bureau 1.05
Sept-Îles (Québec)
G4R 3B1
Toll-free: (888) 672-2556
Fax: (418) 964-8070

Estrie
200, rue Belvédère Nord
bureau 3.02
Sherbrooke (Québec)
J1H 4A9
Toll-free: (888) 672-2556
Fax: (819) 820-3650

Gaspésie - Îles-de-la-Madeleine
96, montée Sandy Beach
bureau 1.02
Gaspé (Québec)
G4X 2W4
Toll-free: (888) 672-2556
Fax: (418) 360-8002

Laurentides - Lanaudière
Galeries des Laurentides
500, boul. des Laurentides, bureau 1503-B
Saint-Antoine (Québec)
J7Z 4M2
Toll-free: (888) 672-2556
Fax: (450) 569-3110

Mauricie - Bois-Francs
100, rue Laviolette
rez-de chaussée 11
Trois-Rivières (Québec)
G9A 5S9
Toll-free: (888) 672-2556
Fax: (819) 371-6755

Montréal - Laval - Montérégie
Village Olympique
5199, rue Sherbrooke Est
bureau 3671, Aile A
Montréal (Québec)
H1T 3X2
Toll-free: (888) 672-2556
Fax: (514) 864-2399

Outaouais
170, rue de l'Hôtel-de-Ville
bureau 8.300
Hull (Québec)
J8X 4C2
Toll-free: (888) 672-2556
Phone: (866) 640-3061
Fax: (819) 772-3078

Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean
3950, boul. Harvey
bureau 2.12
Jonquière (Québec)
G7X 8L6
Toll-free: (888) 672-2556
Fax: (418) 695-7936

Office of Consumer Affairs - Canadian Federal Government
Bureau de la consummation

http://www.consumer.ic.gc.ca
http://www.consumerinformation.ca
Ottawa, ON
Toll-Free: (800) 328-6189 - Within Canada
Phone: (613) 946-2576
Phone: (613) 954-5031
Fax: (613) 952-6927

Office of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General - Alberta
http://www.justice.gov.ab.ca
Bowker Building, 3rd Floor
9833 - 109 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2E8
Phone: (780) 427-2711
Phone: (780) 427-2745

Office of Justice and the Attorney General - British Columbia
http://www.gov.bc.ca/bvprd/bc/channel.do?action=ministry&channelID=-8378&navId=NAV_ID_province
E-mail: enquiryBD@gems3.gov.bc.ca
Phone: (604) 387-6121 - from Victoria
Phone: (604) 660-2421 - from Vancouver and Outside British Columbia
Toll-Free: (800) 663-7867 - The rest of British Columbia

Office of Justice and the Attorney General - Manitoba
http://www.gov.mb.ca/minister/minjus.html
E-mail: mgi@gov.mb.ca
Toll-Free: (866) 626-4862
Phone: (204) 945-3744
Fax: (204) 945-4261

Office of Justice and the Attorney General - New Brunswick
http://www.gnb.ca/0062/index-e.asp
Centennial Building
670 King Street
Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 1G1
Phone: (506) 453-2583
Fax: (506) 453-3651

Office of Justice and the Attorney General - Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John’s
http://www.justice.gov.nl.ca/just/
Department of Justice
Confederation Building
4th Floor, East Block
Box 8700
St. John's, NL A1B 4J6
Phone: (709) 729-5942
Fax: (709) 729-2129

Office of Justice and the Attorney General - Nova Scotia
http://www.gov.ns.ca/just/Minister.htm
E-mail: maccalac@gov.ns.ca
5151 Terminal Road
P.O. Box 7
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2L6
Phone: (902) 424-4030

Office of Justice and the Attorney General - Northwest Territories
http://www.justice.gov.nt.ca/
Department of Justice
Government of the Northwest Territories
PO Box 1320
Courthouse - 6th Floor
4903 49th Street
Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Phone: (867) 920-3130
Fax: (867) 873-0307

Office of Justice and the Attorney General - Nunavut
Government of Nunavut
Iqaluit NU Canada
Phone: (867) 975-6000

Ministry of the Attorney General - Ontario
http://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/
720 Bay Street
Toronto ON M5G 2K1
Phone: (416) 326-2220
Fax: (416) 326-4007

Office of the Attorney General - Prince Edward Island
http://www.gov.pe.ca/oag/ccaid-info/index.php3
Shaw Building, Fourth Floor
95 Rochford Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
Phone: (902) 368-4550
Fax: (902) 368-5283

Office of Justice - Quebec
http://www.justice.gouv.qc.ca/francais/accueil.asp
http://www.gouv.qc.ca/wps/portal/pgs/commun?lang=en
Toll-Free: (800) 363-1363
Phone: (418) 643-1344 - Outside of Quebec

Office of Justice and the Attorney General - Saskatchewan
http://www.saskjustice.gov.sk.ca/overview/functions/function.shtml

Department of Justice - Yukon
http://www.justice.gov.yk.ca/minister/bio.html
E-mail: justice@gov.yk.ca
Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon Canada Y1A 2C6
Toll-free: (800) 661-008
Phone: (867) 667-3033

The Canadian Competition Bureau of the Government of Canada

Bureau de la concurrence
http://www.competition.ic.gc.ca
Toll-Free: (800) 348-5358
Fraud Prevention Forum

The Canadian Council of Better Business Bureaus
http://www.canadiancouncilbbb.ca/
E-mail: ccbbb@canadiancouncilbbb.ca
2 St. Clair Ave. East
Toronto, ON M4T 2T5
Phone: (416) 644-4936
Fax: (416) 644-4945

U.S. Citizens in Canada who suspect mortgage fraud can contact
The Federal Trade Commission
http://www.ftc.gov
Washington, D.C., USA
Toll-Free ID Theft Line: (877) 438-4338
Toll Free Help Line: (877) 382-4357