Sunday Aug. 2020

OSC seeks ban for Canadian multi-million dollar securities fraudster convicted in the U.S.

Toronto (August 6, 2020) – The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is seeking to ban convicted securities fraudster, Dino Paolucci, who is currently serving his seven-year sentence in the U.S. for a multi-million dollar securities fraud. The former penny stock...

Rental fraudster vanishes leaving extensive damage

Vancouver (August 6, 2020) – Coquitlam RCMP are searching for a rental fraudster, who used a fake driver’s license and stole items out of the apartment worth thousands of dollars before he vanished. The investigation into fraud and theft that resulted in extensive...

Lanark County man facing 57 charges in used vehicle sales fraud

Ottawa (August 5, 2020) – Lanark County OPP laid 57 fraud related charges against the former business manager and used car salesman, David Lamothe. Four years ago, the police received multiple complaints against a used car store close to Ottawa related to alleged used...

OPP laid additional charges against illegal gambling operation in Project Hobart

Orillia (August 5, 2020) – Police accomplished another hit at the illegal gambling operation ran by and linked to members of known criminal organizations through the OPP’s investigation dubbed Project Hobart. As a result of further search warrants at numerous Ontario...

Two Alberta men charged in funding scam

Lethbridge (July 31, 2020) – Lethbridge Police Service laid charges against Josef Korec and Dustin Ritter from southern Alberta in connection with an alleged multi-million dollar investment fraud. They are accused of defrauding a Lethbridge man out of more than $3.1...

Fraud charges laid against Grimsby store owner

Grimsby (July 30, 2020) – Niagara Regional Police arrested Grimsby store owner for fraud. Following a complaint, police launched an investigation into the local convenience store, Milk N Things. On July 29, officers executed a warrant and seized products bearing...

Three California men charged for international multimillion-dollar investment fraud scheme

Sacramento, USA (July 29, 2020) – US authorities laid charges against three California men in connection with a multimillion-dollar investment fraud scheme with victims all around the world including Canada. Christopher Mancuso, John Black, and Joseph Tufo are accused...

Health-care aide arrested in case of financial elder abuse

Edmonton (July 28, 2020) – Edmonton police laid charges against the health-care aide, Sofia Sharin Hafiz, in connection with two cases of alleged elder abuse. The Edmonton woman is accused of defrauding two seniors out of $560,000 in total. The 75-year-old man and the...

Former 407 ETR employee charged for 2018 internal data theft

Woodbridge (July 28, 2020) – The York Regional Police arrested a former 407 ETR employee, Varun (Bobby) Saini, on July 23 for internal data theft that allegedly occurred in 2018. He is accused of unlawfully obtaining the personal information of 60,000 407 ETR...

Cryptocurrency exchange flagged as offshore investment scam

Winnipeg (July 24, 2020) – The Manitoba Securities Commission (MSC) issued an investor alert against the cryptocurrency exchange CrypTrade24. The bitcoin firm, which offers investment plans in cryptocurrency trading, claims to have its headquarter in Churchill,...

Information Wanted

Breaking Fraud Cases November 2019

Breaking Fraud Cases November 2019

Breaking Fraud Cases from the Canadian Courts November 2019 - No 1At Canadian Fraud News, we review the decisions as they are released by Canadian Courts and then publish those we believe are of interest to private sector civil fraud recovery lawyers and investigators...

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Information Wanted – Gwendolyne J. Rodriguez

Information Wanted – Gwendolyne J. Rodriguez

Wanted Financial Information on Gwendolyne J. Martinez-Rodriguez, a.k.a. Gwendolyn J. Rodriguez – Date of Birth: February 8, 1986 August 29, 2019 –  Investigation Counsel PC, Fraud Recovery Lawyers, counsel for the victim, is requesting information from anyone...

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Information Wanted – Steven Mann

Information Wanted – Steven Mann

Information Wanted on Fraudster Steven Mann of Due Process Legal Services and ZHM Recruitment Group UPDATE (August 12, 2019): Steven Mann was recently convicted and sentenced in Newmarket courts for fraud. Jan 8, 2018 - At Canadian Fraud News Inc. we report on...

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Information Wanted – Rohit Ablacksingh

Information Wanted – Rohit Ablacksingh

Wanted Financial Information on Rohit Ablacksingh, also known as Roy Singh, to Recover from Fraud against a Singapore Doctor January 7, 2019 – Investigation Counsel PC, Fraud Recovery Lawyers, counsel for the victim, is requesting financial information from...

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Breaking Court Decisions

Breaking Fraud Cases November 2019

Breaking Fraud Cases November 2019

Breaking Fraud Cases from the Canadian Courts November 2019 - No 1At Canadian Fraud News, we review the decisions as they are released by Canadian Courts and then publish those we believe are of interest to private sector civil fraud recovery lawyers and investigators...

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Breaking Fraud Cases November 2019

Breaking Fraud Cases November 2019

Breaking Fraud Cases from the Canadian Courts November 2019 - No 1At Canadian Fraud News, we review the decisions as they are released by Canadian Courts and then publish those we believe are of interest to private sector civil fraud recovery lawyers and investigators...

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Breaking Fraud Cases October 2019

Breaking Fraud Cases October 2019

Breaking Fraud Cases from the Canadian Courts October 2019 - No 1At Canadian Fraud News, we review the decisions as they are released by Canadian Courts and then publish those we believe are of interest to private sector civil fraud recovery lawyers and investigators...

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Breaking Fraud Cases September 2019

Breaking Fraud Cases September 2019

Breaking Fraud Cases from the Canadian Courts September 2019  At Canadian Fraud News, we review the decisions as they are released by Canadian Courts and then publish those which we believe are of interest to private sector civil fraud recovery lawyers and...

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Investment Fraud

OSC seeks ban for Canadian multi-million dollar securities fraudster convicted in the U.S.

Toronto (August 6, 2020) – The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is seeking to ban convicted securities fraudster, Dino Paolucci, who is currently serving his seven-year sentence in the U.S. for a multi-million dollar securities fraud. The former penny stock...

Lanark County man facing 57 charges in used vehicle sales fraud

Ottawa (August 5, 2020) – Lanark County OPP laid 57 fraud related charges against the former business manager and used car salesman, David Lamothe. Four years ago, the police received multiple complaints against a used car store close to Ottawa related to alleged used...

OPP laid additional charges against illegal gambling operation in Project Hobart

Orillia (August 5, 2020) – Police accomplished another hit at the illegal gambling operation ran by and linked to members of known criminal organizations through the OPP’s investigation dubbed Project Hobart. As a result of further search warrants at numerous Ontario...

Two Alberta men charged in funding scam

Lethbridge (July 31, 2020) – Lethbridge Police Service laid charges against Josef Korec and Dustin Ritter from southern Alberta in connection with an alleged multi-million dollar investment fraud. They are accused of defrauding a Lethbridge man out of more than $3.1...

Three California men charged for international multimillion-dollar investment fraud scheme

Sacramento, USA (July 29, 2020) – US authorities laid charges against three California men in connection with a multimillion-dollar investment fraud scheme with victims all around the world including Canada. Christopher Mancuso, John Black, and Joseph Tufo are accused...
Two Alberta men charged in funding scam

Two Alberta men charged in funding scam

Lethbridge (July 31, 2020) – Lethbridge Police Service laid charges against Josef Korec and Dustin Ritter from southern Alberta in connection with an alleged multi-million dollar investment fraud. They are accused of defrauding a Lethbridge man out of more than $3.1...

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Online  Fraud

Halifax RCMP warn against ransomware scams

Halifax RCMP warn against ransomware scams

Halifax (June 17, 2020) – The Halifax District RCMP issued a warning against ransomware scams targeting businesses. A local company reported that its network had been hacked with ransomware. The hackers demanded $270,000. Any business or individual could be a target...

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Halifax RCMP warn against ransomware scams

Halifax RCMP warn against ransomware scams

Halifax (June 17, 2020) – The Halifax District RCMP issued a warning against ransomware scams targeting businesses. A local company reported that its network had been hacked with ransomware. The hackers demanded $270,000. Any business or individual could be a target...

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CPA hit by cyberattack resulting in data breach

CPA hit by cyberattack resulting in data breach

Toronto (June 5, 2020) – Chartered Professional Accountants Canada (CPA) fell victim to a cyberattack. Their website was targeted and the personal information of more than 329,000 subscribers of CPA Magazine was breached including names, addresses, emails, and...

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Mortgage 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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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...

Almost a quarter of millennials think it’s okay to lie on mortgage applications, according to Equifax survey

Toronto (September 9, 2019) – The results of the most recent Equifax survey suggest that nearly a quarter of Canada’s millennials (23 per cent) think, it’s okay to lie about their income on mortgage appications. That is almost double the amount of the general...
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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Lanark County man facing 57 charges in used vehicle sales fraud

Ottawa (August 5, 2020) – Lanark County OPP laid 57 fraud related charges against the former business manager and used car salesman, David Lamothe. Four years ago, the police received multiple complaints against a used car store close to Ottawa related to alleged used...

Fraud charges laid against Grimsby store owner

Grimsby (July 30, 2020) – Niagara Regional Police arrested Grimsby store owner for fraud. Following a complaint, police launched an investigation into the local convenience store, Milk N Things. On July 29, officers executed a warrant and seized products bearing...

Ontario men charged for illegal stock sales by U.S. regulator

Miami (July 16, 2020) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) accused three men of defrauding investors out of more than US$1.9 million in illegal stock sales in connection with Arizona-based wind turbine company, Thunderbird Power Corp. The U.S....

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...

OSC found Quadriga’s mysterious collapse was due to fraud

Toronto (June 12, 2020) – The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) found out that the cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX collapsed in 2019 due to a fraud committed by its late founder Gerald Cotten, according to an investigative report published on June 11. When the...

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Romance & Relationship Fraud

Stoney Creek man arrested for online dating fraud

Stoney Creek man arrested for online dating fraud

Toronto (June 4, 2020) – Toronto police arrested Raymond Coles of Stoney Creek for an online dating fraud on June 2. He is accused of defrauding a woman after they met on a dating website, where he allegedly portrayed himself as a police officer, in January 2018....

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Edmonton man arrested for alleged Orillia romance scam

Edmonton man arrested for alleged Orillia romance scam

Orillia (December 10, 2019) – Orillia OPP arrested Albert Gyamfi from Edmonton in connection with an Orillia romance scam incident. In April 2017, the Orillia victim reported to the police sending over $25,000 to an alleged romance fraudster. After a lengthy...

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