The Halton Regional Police Service Regional Fraud Unit is managed by Staff Sergeant Chris Lawson and is made up of a team of 12 investigators. The Regional Fraud Unit conducts investigations into all aspects of economic crime, including:
The HRPS Fraud Unit is comprised of two teams:
Organized Financial Crime/Street Frauds (Card Team)
The Card Team is a proactive Unit that responds and assists uniform patrol with occurrences such as Debit Card Skimming Devices (operational) or Point of Sale Skimming Operations (Interac). The Card Team is also responsible for other investigations such as fake or fraudulent cheques, counterfeit currency, theft of mail, telemarketing scams and identity theft.
Corporate/General Fraud (Corporate Team)
The Corporate Team is responsible for complex financial frauds such as Investment Frauds, Mortgage Frauds, Stock Manipulation, and Major Employee Dishonesty Frauds.
With the aim of reducing incidents of fraud within Halton Region, the HRPS Fraud Unit also offers presentations to a wide variety of community groups and businesses on fraud-related topics.
To request a presentation on fraud prevention, please contact:
HRPS Regional Fraud Unit
Fraud Intake Office 905-465-8741
If you are a victim of fraud or have a fraud related inquiry please contact the:
Fraud Intake Office
Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
(Voice Message System will be activated after hours)
Halton Regional Police Communications at 905-825-4777
(North Halton 905-878-5511)
The Halton Regional Police Service does NOT accept fraud reports through online reporting or via email.
If someone has taken or used your personal information to obtain credit, you should:
Recognize It! Report It! Stop It!
March is National Fraud Prevention month and the Halton Regional Police, along with numerous government, law enforcement, consumer and volunteer groups and private sector firms will be sharing fraud prevention information to raise public awareness and educate the public to prevent them from becoming victims of this increasing crime.
Each year, thousands of Canadians of all ages and backgrounds become victims of fraud. Fraud victims not only suffer direct financial loss but may also endure the stressful process of reversing the damaging effects fraud and identify theft have on their credit and credit histories. Recognizing what could be a potential fraud is the first step in protecting yourself.
The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) is Canada's central repository for data, intelligence and resource material as it relates to fraud. The CAFC commits to providing timely, accurate and useful information to assist citizens, businesses, law enforcement and governments in Canada and around the world. The CAFC's primary goals are prevention through education and awareness, disruption of criminal activities, dissemination of intelligence, support to law enforcement and strengthening partnerships between the private and public sectors with the aim of maintaining Canada's strong economic integrity.