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Chatham-Kent police remind residents to be on the lookout for scams

The Chatham-Kent Police Service is encouraging residents to ‘slam the scam’ by remaining vigilant.

Former Nova Scotia Tory candidate gets conditional discharge

A former Halifax resident who ran for the Progressive Conservatives in the last provincial election has been handed a conditional discharge with three years’ probation for using a forged cheque for more than $91,000 at a Bedford bank in 2016.

Whitby man arrested after alleged online romance scam cost victim over $340,000

Ituah Ogun, 33, of Elton Way in Whitby, was charged with fraud over $5,000, possession of property obtained by Crime, and possession of counterfeit mark. He was released on a promise to appear before a court at a later date.

Online fraud targeting young Albertans: report

Statistics from the ASC – the regulatory agency responsible for administering the province’s securities laws – show incidents of fraud are decreasing among older Albertans, but on the rise for people under 35.

Filing 2020 taxes late could lead to months of delays for COVID-19 financial aid, says CRA

The CRA acknowledges the challenges that some Canadians may face meeting their filing obligations this year, but points out that it needs 2020 tax information to determine eligibility for the Canada Recovery Benefit, the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit or the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit.

Identity theft prompted CRA to freeze up to 800,000 taxpayer accounts

Identify thieves have breached as many as 800,000 online accounts in order to obtain federal pandemic relief cheques, according to the Canada Revenue Agency.

Casualties pile up from Sunny Wang’s mass immigration fraud

British Columbia is struggling to seize 11 Metro Vancouver properties owned by a Richmond consultant who is avoiding paying his fine and taxes.

Toronto police warn about ongoing work from home scam

Toronto police are warning the public about an ongoing work from home scam that is stealing large sums of money from victims.

Fake gold scam re-surfaces in the Kootenay Boundary

Trail police are warning locals of a fake gold scam that surfaced in the Kootenay Boundary in January, and it’s still going on.

OPP warn of water treatment scam

The Stormont Dundas & Glengarry Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police would like to warn the public that the water treatment scam has surfaced in the area again.

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Investment Fraud

Burlington man, 47, arrested in connection with $1.6-million fraud

The Halton Regional Police Service Fraud Unit said the man was an investment industry professional who worked for a financial company that was registered with the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada.

ASC alleges Calgary resident Tinashe Nyadongo and Future Growth Investments breached Alberta securities laws

It is alleged that Nyadongo, while employed by Olympia Trust Company, sold shares in Future Growth Investments to investors who wanted to unlock their locked-in retirement accounts (commonly referred to as LIRAs) or invest in certain opportunities.

Quebec man Emmanuel Gweh Gbala pleads guilty in “black money fraud” scheme

On Nov. 5, 2020, Emmanuel Gweh Gbala was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment in a Montreal Court for attempting to defraud a family of $275,000. The case serves as a warning to Canadians and encourages them to protect themselves from similar scams.

Sanjay Madan and family denied funds frozen in massive fraud case alleged by the Ontario government

In the ongoing litigation in Ontario’s civil court system, the provincial government rejected a motion by the Madan family for access to assets frozen by what is known in the legal system as a Mareva injunction.

U.S. charges Montreal man with defrauding elderly in lottery scam

Feb. 10, 2021 - A Montreal man has been criminally charged in New York for his role in a multimillion dollar telemarketing fraud where elderly victims were falsely told they had won Canadian lotteries and sweepstakes, U.S. prosecutors said. Martin Hogan, 52, pleaded...

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Two men arrested in unconnected mortgage fraud cases

Two men arrested in unconnected mortgage fraud cases

Guelph (July 24, 2020) – The police arrested two men in two unconnected mortgage fraud cases. On July 20, Guelph police laid 31 charges against the former mortgage broker, Charn Ghuman, following an eight-years fraud investigation. The Guelph man allegedly collected...

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Multiple companies and their owners charged with conspiracy to commit fraud and rig bids for condo refurbishment contracts in the GTA

The Competition Bureau announced that it has laid multiple criminal charges against four companies and three individuals in connection with an alleged conspiracy to commit fraud and rig bids for condominium refurbishment services in the Greater Toronto Area.

Two men arrested in unconnected mortgage fraud cases

Guelph (July 24, 2020) – The police arrested two men in two unconnected mortgage fraud cases. On July 20, Guelph police laid 31 charges against the former mortgage broker, Charn Ghuman, following an eight-years fraud investigation. The Guelph man allegedly collected...

Casting a light on elder financial abuse on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15, 2020 – Elder abuse is a serious and growing problem. June 15 is the ‘World Elder Abuse Awareness Day’, which provides an opportunity for communities to promote a better understanding of the abuse and threats that older persons are facing by raising awareness...

Mortgage broker charged in connection with financial elder abuse

Winnipeg (January 24, 2020) – The Manitoba Securities Commission (MSC) laid numerous charges against Manitoba mortgage broker, Bret Allan Dobbin, in connection with financial elder abuse. He is facing 18 counts in violation of The Securities Act and 36 counts in...

‘Victims of Syndicated Mortgage Investments’ fight back against regulator and the Law Society of Ontario

Toronto (September 16, 2019) – The collective ‘Victims of Syndicated Mortgage Investments’ (VOSMI) demand further investigations in the conduct of their lost syndicated mortgage investments. After, they were poorly informed about the potential risks that come with...
Two men arrested in unconnected mortgage fraud cases

Two men arrested in unconnected mortgage fraud cases

Guelph (July 24, 2020) – The police arrested two men in two unconnected mortgage fraud cases. On July 20, Guelph police laid 31 charges against the former mortgage broker, Charn Ghuman, following an eight-years fraud investigation. The Guelph man allegedly collected...

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Consumer Fraud

Two men arrested in unconnected mortgage fraud cases

Two men arrested in unconnected mortgage fraud cases

Guelph (July 24, 2020) – The police arrested two men in two unconnected mortgage fraud cases. On July 20, Guelph police laid 31 charges against the former mortgage broker, Charn Ghuman, following an eight-years fraud investigation. The Guelph man allegedly collected...

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Multiple incidents of taxi fraud scams reported in Toronto

Toronto police warn the public of ongoing taxi fraud scams in the city and advising that all riders be extra vigilant when riding in a cab. According to a public safety alert from police, multiple taxi fraud scams have been reported in Toronto recently, and the incidents closely resemble the scams that saw six people arrested for stealing millions from unsuspecting customers around the GTA in January of 2019.

Utility providers warn against recent scams

Toronto (December 7, 2020) – The busy holiday season is prime time for scammers looking to take advantage of unsuspecting victims – especially leading into weekends. In response to increased fraudulent activity across the province, Ontario’s four largest electricity...

London police arrested wanted woman for allegedly stealing from seniors in PSW fraud

London (December 2, 2020) – The London police arrested a wanted woman, Amanda Lee Rose Albert, posing as a Personal Support Worker (PSW) two weeks after issuing an arrest warrant against her for multiple fraud and theft charges. Albert is accused of stealing from...

How to protect yourself against fraud while shopping or selling online this holiday season

November 26, 2020 – ‘Keep the Grinch out of the holidays,’ warns the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) in their recent bulletin on holiday scams. Fraudsters are taking advantage of people’s increased online activity during the pandemic and especially during events as...

ASC: Convicted Ponzi scammer permanently banned from capital market

Calgary (November 25, 2020) – The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) permanently prohibited Edmonton man, Timothy Ray Carruthers, from participating in Alberta’s capital market on November 17, after he was convicted for a Ponzi scheme at the Court of Queen’s Bench of...

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