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Windsorite faces multiple charges after bank reports suspected fraud

A Windsor woman is facing multiple charges after police investigated a report from a Kingsville bank about someone apparently trying to fraudulently cash cheques.

Nova Scotia man charged with identity fraud and defamatory libel

ova Scotia police have arrested a man who posted an ad looking for New Glasgow Regional Police decals and police package items while impersonating someone else.

Brantford accountant, Donna Cornwell, found liable for internal accounting fraud

Donna Cornwell, a former accountant for Villa Olympic, a manufacturing and distribution of heating ventilation and air conditioning products business in Brantford, Ont., has been found liable by an Ontario Court of defrauding her former employer of $641,241.43.

Fraud Prevention Month 2021 focuses on online scams

March marks the 17th year of Fraud Prevention Month, and this year the Competition Bureau will join forces with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) to increase the reach of the fight against online fraud in Canada.

Vancouver man sentenced to 29 months, fined $645K for tax evasion, forgery

The CRA says a West Vancouver man has been sentenced to 29 months in jail and handed a stiff fine for attempting to avoid a tax bill. Michael Sholz was convicted in June 2020 of three tax-related offences under the Excise Tax Act and two counts of uttering forged documents related to ownership and construction of a West Vancouver home.

Warning issued after scammers offer fake jobs at Toronto Pearson airport

On Friday, officials at Toronto Pearson International Airport said they have been made aware of an employment scam offering fraudulent positions such as those of an electrical engineer and security officer. In some cases, the scammers demanded payment in exchange for the position.

33 charges laid against Surrey boat dealer following $1.8M fraud investigation

A Surrey, B.C., boat dealer is facing 33 charges following an investigation that spanned nearly two years and involved over 100 victims. Aaron Fell, who owns Breakwater Marine, is facing 30 counts of fraud-related charges and three counts of theft of property charges.

Sherbrooke fraudsters disguise themselves as Canada Post workers

herbrooke are investigating a fraud ring whose members target the elderly by pretending to be employees of a financial institution or Canada Post to steal their victims’ credit and debit cards.

OPP offer fraud prevention tips after several victims come forward in Orillia

Orillia OPP are warning of several scams in the Orillia-area.

Former Squamish Nation councillor on trial for alleged $1 million fraud

A former Squamish Nation councillor is on trial this week in North Vancouver provincial court, charged with allegedly defrauding and stealing almost $1 million from the Indigenous government whose interests she was supposed to represent.

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Vancouver man sentenced to 29 months, fined $645K for tax evasion, forgery

Vancouver man sentenced to 29 months, fined $645K for tax evasion, forgery

The CRA says a West Vancouver man has been sentenced to 29 months in jail and handed a stiff fine for attempting to avoid a tax bill. Michael Sholz was convicted in June 2020 of three tax-related offences under the Excise Tax Act and two counts of uttering forged documents related to ownership and construction of a West Vancouver home.

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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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Vancouver man sentenced to 29 months, fined $645K for tax evasion, forgery

Vancouver man sentenced to 29 months, fined $645K for tax evasion, forgery

The CRA says a West Vancouver man has been sentenced to 29 months in jail and handed a stiff fine for attempting to avoid a tax bill. Michael Sholz was convicted in June 2020 of three tax-related offences under the Excise Tax Act and two counts of uttering forged documents related to ownership and construction of a West Vancouver home.

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Investment Fraud

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...

Mississauga man arrested for allegedly scamming family and friends

Toronto police charged Amritpal Dhillon, 53, last Dec. with five counts of Fraud Over $5,000 and five counts of Possession of Proceeds Over $5,000. It’s alleged that between Feb. 2018 to Jan. 2020, Dhillon convinced family and friends to invest in his business venture which promised a 45 per cent return in interest.

Fake American and Canadian bills roll through town, Kindersley RCMP warn

Feb. 9, 2021 - Counterfeit bills have been fraudulently used in Kindersley, Sask., and RCMP are looking for who is responsible. Staff Sgt. Kevin Peterson said they’ve had five cases at local businesses over the last couple of weeks. Global News reports. | READ MORE
Mississauga man arrested for allegedly scamming family and friends

Mississauga man arrested for allegedly scamming family and friends

Toronto police charged Amritpal Dhillon, 53, last Dec. with five counts of Fraud Over $5,000 and five counts of Possession of Proceeds Over $5,000. It’s alleged that between Feb. 2018 to Jan. 2020, Dhillon convinced family and friends to invest in his business venture which promised a 45 per cent return in interest.

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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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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...
Multiple incidents of taxi fraud scams reported in Toronto

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.

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Romance & Relationship Fraud

Online investment scam costs Toronto-area woman $80,000

Online investment scam costs Toronto-area woman $80,000

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre says the number one scam in 2020 was romance fraud with Canadians losing $18.5 million dollars to criminals and the number two top scam was investment fraud with losses of $16.5 million. Now, it appears criminals are starting to use the two scams together.

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Quebec network of romance fraudsters dismantled

Quebec network of romance fraudsters dismantled

Montreal (September 18, 2020) – The Sûreté du Quebec announced this week that they dismantled a vast network of romance fraudsters. On September 15, the Quebec provincial police made a dozen arrests in the regions Quebec City, Montreal, and the Outaouais in connection...

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