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‘Sorry’: Crown calls for harsh sentence for Calgary man in multimillion-dollar fraud

CALGARY - The Crown asked for a sentence of 10 to 12 years Wednesday for a Calgary man who bilked clients out of millions of dollars in a Ponzi scheme. Arnold Breitkreutz, 74, was convicted on June 29 of fraud over $5,000 for what the Crown described as a...

Enforcement Notification – Charges laid

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced today that Ghansham Vania, also known as Gansham Vania, and Davinder Vania, of Vaughan, Ontario, were charged on June 15, 2022, with fraud in an amount greater than $5,000 under the Criminal...

Prize scam dupes Quinte West resident

A Quinte West resident has lost about $3,000 after falling victim to a scam. Quinte West OPP say the victim lost the money in what is commonly known as a “prize scam.” The complainant initially received a phone call from a person claiming to represent a lottery...

FRAUD AND MISREPRESENTATION – Fraudulent misrepresentation – Specific elements – Recklessness of truth or falsity

An appeal by TD Bank from a trial decision dismissing its action against Wilde for fraudulent misrepresentation and civil conspiracy. Wilde, a chartered accountant, and a client, Deleeuw, incorporated Hi Plans which then agreed to purchase a cattle ranch from Marsh...

Grandparent scams on the rise, warn York police

Investigators with the York Regional Police Financial Crimes Unit issued a warning of a recent rise in fraud schemes targeting elderly and vulnerable citizens. York police say they have seen an increase in reports from citizens across the region who have reported...

Mounties Uncover International Telephone Scam

Mounties have charged one person following an investigation into an international phone scam involving seniors. In December, the RCMP Greater Toronto Area Transnational Serious and Organized Crime unit received information from the RCMP in Prince Edward Island. A...

Kelowna RCMP Warn of Potential Internet Fraud

Kelowna RCMP are reminding the public to be cautious about online acquaintances. On July 7, 2022, the Kelowna RCMP received a complaint from a Kelowna man who developed what he believed to be a friendship on line with someone who portray herself as female. This female...

Information Wanted on Aiden Pleterski and Mitchell Learning of Ajax, Ontario

The Toronto based law firm Investigation Counsel PC, Fraud Recovery Lawyers, is asking anyone who transferred funds to Aiden Pleterski of Whitby, Ontario, or had dealings with Mitchell Learning in the context of the foreign exchange investment scheme of Aiden Pleterski to contact them confidentially.

Montreal woman scammed out of almost $10K in taxi debit fraud

Canadian Bankers Association says these types of scams are on the rise. In hindsight, Donna Rindress says there was a clear red flag during her taxi ride home last week that ended with her bank account drained and her life upended. After a night out with friends,...

Information Wanted on Aiden Pleterski of Ajax, Ontario – Ponzi Scheme Foreign Exchange Investment Scheme

The Toronto based law firm Investigation Counsel PC, Fraud Recovery Lawyers, is asking anyone who transferred funds to Aiden Pleterski of Whitby, Ontario, to contact them confidentially. Inquiries can be made to D. Slenys at [email protected] On June...

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Crypto Currency Fraud

Fraud issues emerging in Swift Current

Fraud issues emerging in Swift Current

The Swift Current City RCMP are warning the public about an uptick in online fraud and phone scam cases over the last couple of weeks. According to a police report from earlier this week, these instances typically range from alleged calls by the Canadian Revenue...

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Resident loses more than $100,000 in bitcoin scam

Resident loses more than $100,000 in bitcoin scam

Central Hastings OPP are warning people to be careful with their money after a local resident reported losing more than $108,000 to an online bitcoin scam. Police are investigating after the victim revealed they sent several electronic money transfers to an online...

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Investment Fraud

Information Wanted on Aiden Pleterski of Ajax, Ontario – Ponzi Scheme Foreign Exchange Investment Scheme

The Toronto based law firm Investigation Counsel PC, Fraud Recovery Lawyers, is asking anyone who transferred funds to Aiden Pleterski of Whitby, Ontario, to contact them confidentially. Inquiries can be made to D. Slenys at [email protected] On June...

LSO tribunal considers Indigenous background in sentencing lawyer for misappropriation of funds

First misappropriation case where unique circumstances led to lesser penalty than license revocation. The Law Society of Ontario has obtained an eight-month suspension order against an Indigenous lawyer who admitted to misappropriating over $100,000 from her firm’s...

Woman who posed as inspector to steal from Toronto long-term care home arrested: police

Police have confirmed the arrest of a 39-year-old woman alleged to have fraudulently entered a Toronto long-term care home to steal debit and credit cards.

Toronto businessman accused of $12M pandemic Ponzi scheme found and charged with fraud

A Toronto businessman accused of orchestrating a $12-million pandemic-related Ponzi scheme was arrested and charged with fraud by Toronto police on Monday, just hours after investigators discovered his location, CBC News has learned.  Mark E. Cohen's whereabouts...

MoneySmart Manitoba releases real fraud calls to raise awareness about the prevalence of investment fraud

MoneySmart Manitoba has launched a campaign called "Time to Call Out Fraud" to raise awareness about the prevalence of investment fraud and explain why people don't speak up about the occurrence. The initiative coincides with Financial Literacy Month which takes place...

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Online  Fraud

Fraud issues emerging in Swift Current

Fraud issues emerging in Swift Current

The Swift Current City RCMP are warning the public about an uptick in online fraud and phone scam cases over the last couple of weeks. According to a police report from earlier this week, these instances typically range from alleged calls by the Canadian Revenue...

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Resident loses more than $100,000 in bitcoin scam

Resident loses more than $100,000 in bitcoin scam

Central Hastings OPP are warning people to be careful with their money after a local resident reported losing more than $108,000 to an online bitcoin scam. Police are investigating after the victim revealed they sent several electronic money transfers to an online...

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Mortgage Fraud

Scammers used fake documents and real homes to scam renters

Scammers used fake documents and real homes to scam renters

'There was no fanfare, no huge red flags,' says Ryan Planche of Barrie, Ont. Individuals trying to rent a place in Hay River, N.W.T., say they're being targeted by scammers using fake documents and real house listings to convince them to e-transfer hundreds of dollars...

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Founders of mortgage investment firm Fortress Real Developments Inc. charged with fraud

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have charged two men with fraud in connection with a syndicated mortgages scheme involving Fortress Real Developments, following a years-long investigation. Jawad Rathore of Markham, Ont., and Vince Petrozza of Richmond Hill, Ont.,...

Canada-wide warrant for Toronto man in a $10M mortgage fraud investigation

A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for a man wanted in an investigation into alleged mortgage frauds valued at more than $10 million, Toronto police say. Multiple mortgage frauds have been reported to police. Investigators said they believe a...

Private Mortgage Broker “Lucas” wanted by Toronto Police for Fraud

On December 23, 2021, the Toronto Police issued a press release seeking the public’s assistance to identify a man posing as a private mortgage broker: http://torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/51793?s=09 If you have any information on this person, and you wish to...

Scammers used fake documents and real homes to scam renters

'There was no fanfare, no huge red flags,' says Ryan Planche of Barrie, Ont. Individuals trying to rent a place in Hay River, N.W.T., say they're being targeted by scammers using fake documents and real house listings to convince them to e-transfer hundreds of dollars...

Fraud charges laid over a year ago against Sarnia police officer has been cleared

Criminal charges laid over a year ago against a veteran Sarnia police officer have been dismissed. Jason Priddle, a 42-year-old first-class constable, was arrested and charged in late August 2020 with: uttering a forged document, forgery attempted fraud...

Consumer Fraud

Scammers used fake documents and real homes to scam renters

Scammers used fake documents and real homes to scam renters

'There was no fanfare, no huge red flags,' says Ryan Planche of Barrie, Ont. Individuals trying to rent a place in Hay River, N.W.T., say they're being targeted by scammers using fake documents and real house listings to convince them to e-transfer hundreds of dollars...

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Rogers scam alert: Texts offering credit after outage are fake

Following a Canada-wide outage of Rogers and a subsequent notice that customers would receive a credit in recompense, scammers took to SMS to try and make a profit out of the misery. On Saturday, July 9, Rogers acknowledged that it knew about the problem. “We are...

Owner of mechanic shop in Lethbridge faces 62 charges after fraud investigation

Police in southern Alberta say an owner of a mechanic shop faces 62 charges after an investigation into alleged fraud. Investigators say they have identified more than two dozen victims and believe there could be more. Police say an investigation started last year...

Toronto police bust brazen moving scam, recover property belonging to 22 families

The Toronto Police Service has announced three suspects are facing several charges in connection with an alleged moving scam that saw items belonging to 22 families being recovered in an east-end warehouse. Const. Chris Long, an officer at 41 Division who has been...

Hamilton man says scammer used his home to promote ad for fake rental unit

In the middle of winter last year, Gary Brown said he and his family encountered a teary-eyed woman at the front door of their Hamilton Mountain home. The woman told Brown she had responded to an online ad that said his basement was available to...

Seniors in N.S., across Canada, targeted in growing number of ‘devastating’ scams

“It’s been devastating for a lot of people,” said Bill VanGorder with the Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP). Since the start of the pandemic, VanGorder said scams that occur online or over the phone, are more common than ever. “It’s almost as if the...
Rogers scam alert: Texts offering credit after outage are fake

Rogers scam alert: Texts offering credit after outage are fake

Following a Canada-wide outage of Rogers and a subsequent notice that customers would receive a credit in recompense, scammers took to SMS to try and make a profit out of the misery. On Saturday, July 9, Rogers acknowledged that it knew about the problem. “We are...

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Romance & Relationship Fraud

Ottawa Valley resident loses $50,000 in ‘romance scam’

Ottawa Valley resident loses $50,000 in ‘romance scam’

Police in Pembroke are investigating after a resident lost more than $50,000 in a romance scam. The victim entered into an online relationship and sent thousands of dollars over several months to a scammer in a foreign country, Upper Ottawa Valley OPP said in a news...

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Toronto woman loses life savings in romance scam!

Toronto woman loses life savings in romance scam!

When a handsome stranger started chatting with Cindy Browne on TikTok, she was intrigued.  They quickly started talking on WhatsApp and bonded over their shared difficulty in love: He told her his wife had died of cancer. She told him her first husband had...

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Senior is lost $106,000 from CryptoRom scam

Senior is lost $106,000 from CryptoRom scam

An Ontario man is scammed out $106,000 of his retirement money. The victim said he will likely have to sell his home as a result. Sylvester, from Oshawa, who did not want to provide his surname, said he is devastated and left completely lost after realizing he had...

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