RCMP municipal detachments and municipal policing departments generally handle investigations about low-level or local fraud, theft, small counterfeiting operations, identity theft, etc. However, many crimes that are committed in your community may be part of a larger organized criminal effort.
This group helps detect and deter criminal activity within the business and securities community at the local/international level. This includes corporate fraud, investment fraud, securities fraud, mass marketing fraud, credit fraud, fraudulent telemarketing and identity theft/fraud.
This group helps suppress the manufacture and distribution of counterfeit currency and payment cards within Canada. The Commercial Crime Unit typically investigates when there is either organized crime involvement, substantial value or financial losses, a high degree of criminal sophistication or a requirement for special technical or investigative expertise satisfying public or national interest.
Commercial Crime Sections investigate allegations of corruption of domestic public officials, and the crimes relating to integrity of national programs.
Project Emptor, a multi-agency, cross-border task force led by the RCMP for the purposes of investigating and preventing international mass marketing fraud. Project Emptor operates out of the RCMP
E Division Commercial Crime offices located in Surrey, British Columbia. Partners include the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Authority, The Competition Bureau, The United States Postal Service, the FBI, and the Federal Trade Commission. This Task Force has operated since 1998.
If you think you are a victim of commercial crime, or if you have information about this type of crime, please contact your local RCMP detachment, municipal police department or the Commercial Crime Section. You can also report fraud though External link, opens in a new windowwww.antifraudcentre.ca
The law helps protect you. Section 423 of the Criminal Code states that it is an indictable offence to intimidate anyone or their relatives with violence or threats of violence, or to deprive them of their property or tools, to persistently watch the place where that person resides, works or carries on business.
Public servants and employees of crown corporations, who disclose wrongdoing in the federal public sector, receive additional protection under the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act, November, 2005.
If you have a complaint/concern, please contact your local RCMP Detachment.