Report of the Canada - United States Working Group on Telemarketing Fraud

Department of Justice


Telemarketing fraud has become a serious and expanding problem on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border. Cross-border fraud poses a significant challenge for both governments. It is an international problem, requiring the joint and coordinated efforts of both countries to control. No single government, organization or agency in either country, working alone, can solve it. An effective campaign will require cooperation in developing strategies and options and in putting them into effect. It should use all available expertise and resources from federal, state, provincial and local governments and their agencies and from the private sector. With a sound combination of strategies and tactics, the United States and Canada can meet the challenge and have a meaningful, even decisive, impact on this most pernicious of white-collar crimes.

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