An Overview of International Cyber-Security Awareness Raising and Educational Initiatives (2011)

Canada – Campaign 4 – Fraud Prevention Forum

‘The Fraud Prevention Forum is a concerned group of private sector firms, consumer and volunteer groups, government agencies and law enforcement organizations, who are committed to fighting fraud aimed at consumers and businesses. Through its partners, the Forum, which is chaired by the Competition Bureau, works to prevent Canadians from becoming victims of fraud by educating them on how to ‘Recognize it. Report it. Stop it. To help prevent this problem and ensure confidence in the marketplace, the Forum organizes a month–long education campaign each March to improve consumers’ awareness and understanding about the dangers of fraud’.




Campaign Name:

Fraud Prevention Forum


Competition Bureau of Canada

Main URL:




Not disclosed

Topics covered:

All areas of fraud including online fraud

Target Audience:



– Fraud awareness month every March where literally hundreds of events are organized in communities across Canada (a detailed calendar of events is provided online)

– Events are organized by Forum members which consists of over 100 private and public organizations

– A public advertising campaign also runs in March with advertisements on television, radio, and print


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Additional Information:

Membership in the Forum has grown. At launch in 2004, there were 22 members. In 2010 there are over 100. There were hundreds of fraud awareness events hosted across the country during March. The calendar of events is found at The Forum’s month–long campaign of public education and awareness activities during Fraud Prevention Month include:

– Scam Jams, which are one–day anti–fraud events hosted by Better Business Bureaus that combine education and information about consumer protection

– Public Service Announcements in French – and English – language dailies and on radio and TV stations across the country

– Other fraud prevention–related activities


1. Fraud Prevention Forum <>

2. Fraud Quiz <>

3. Victims Letters <>

4. Calendar of fraud awareness events <> (accessed 20 June 2010).