Fraud investigations require supporting documentation to aid in the investigation and prosecution. Before contacting police to report a suspected fraud, please gather and organize supporting documentation to provide to the responding officer. That documentation may include copies of both sides of cheques, copies of emails, contracts, bank and/or credit card statements, wire or electronic transfer slips, Power of Attorney, etc. Once you have compiled the supporting documentation, telephone the Niagara Regional Police and advise the complaint taker that you wish to report a fraud.  The Central Fraud Unit does not take reports by email or by phone. If you have any questions regarding the type of documentation required, please contact the Central Fraud Unit.

How to report scams?


If you have been a victim of a scam and experienced a financial loss, please call the Niagara Regional Police Service non-emergency number at 905-688-4111.

If you received one of these calls but did not experience a financial loss, call Phonebusters at 1-888-495-8501 or contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501