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Edmonton police seek public’s help in identifying fraud suspect

Edmonton police are asking the public to help identify a suspect in connection with a fraud involving a stolen credit card.

Scammers targeting families of missing people: Hamilton police

Police say people should call them if they receive suspicious text messages

Major museum and art gallery shops duped by fake Indigenous carver

Until recently, gift shops in some of British Columbia’s most famous museums and art galleries have sold wood carvings by an artist identified as “Harvey John” for hundreds of dollars a piece.

Thunder Bay woman charged over thefts from seniors and other vulnerable residents

A 40-year-old Thunder Bay woman is facing new charges relating to thefts from seniors and other vulnerable residents in the city.

Advisor guilty of tax fraud sentenced to three years in jail

An advisor who previously received a conditional sentence for failing to report his commissions to the Canada Revenue Agency has been sentenced to three years of jail time following an appeal.

RCMP warns of fraudulent calls that appear to come from London, Ont. detachment

Local residents who receive a phone call that appears to be from London’s RCMP detachment are being warned by the Mounties that it may be a fraudster on the other end of the line.

‘Emergency’ scammers targeting grandparents, OPP warn

The Ontario Provincial Police are reminding the public to be vigilant for emergency phone call scams.

Are fake vaccine cards being used to enter Canada?

July 27, 2021 - The debate surrounding the need for COVID-19 vaccine passports continues, but it seems some people are already looking for ways around the system. There are multiple reports of fake vaccine cards and passports emerging online — sold on the dark...

Police arrest Hamilton man after fake pro wrestling gear sold online

Hamilton police have arrested a local man after multiple reports of fraudulent professional wrestling memorabilia being sold online to buyers outside Canada.

N.B. school district workers losing out on employment benefits after fraud

Several education workers in the Fredericton area have had their identity stolen in recent months, resulting in false requests for employment insurance being made in their name. 

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Investment Fraud

Former investment advisor Joan McCarthy facing 24 criminal charges

A former Newfoundland investment advisor is facing two dozen criminal charges, related to allegations of fraud and forgery.

Businessman charged with fraud in Newfoundland

A businessman who has had his assets frozen by courts in Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia in relation to civil allegations of misconduct is now facing a criminal fraud charge.

RCMP Crime Analysts identify recent trend where businesses are targeted in credit card fraud

Saskatchewan and Alberta RCMP Crime Analysts have identified a recent trend that all business owners should be aware of: a number of businesses across Western Canada have been victims of similar high-dollar frauds in the last six months. What's been happening? Someone...

Compensation available to certain victims of decade-old fraud scheme

Almost 11 years ago a pair of respondents to an Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) enforcement proceeding reached settlements with the regulator that included disgorgement. Now, investors who lost money are being invited to file claims to recover their losses. The...

Calgary-based financial advisor charged in multimillion-dollar fraud

A Calgary-based financial advisor has been charged amid allegations that he carried out a multimillion-dollar fraud and collected secret commissions, RCMP say. The Alberta RCMP Integrated Market Enforcement Team (IMET) said Monday that Jeffrey Ber, 38, has been...

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Online  Fraud

Return scams jump as fraudsters exploit e-commerce boom

Return scams jump as fraudsters exploit e-commerce boom

Retailers say they are seeing a sharp increase in a type of return fraud in which consumers claim they never received their online orders even though they did. The practice, known as “item not received” fraud, took off during the pandemic, when warehouses were backed up and carriers were overwhelmed by a surge in e-commerce orders.

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BBB warns of Amazon raffle scam

BBB warns of Amazon raffle scam

In 2020, BBB received 771 reports of scams impersonating Amazon. The bogus raffle and suspicious link are part of a con used to trick people into visiting a phishing website, where they unwittingly share account credentials as well as personal and financial information with fraudsters.

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Return scams jump as fraudsters exploit e-commerce boom

Return scams jump as fraudsters exploit e-commerce boom

Retailers say they are seeing a sharp increase in a type of return fraud in which consumers claim they never received their online orders even though they did. The practice, known as “item not received” fraud, took off during the pandemic, when warehouses were backed up and carriers were overwhelmed by a surge in e-commerce orders.

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BBB warns of Amazon raffle scam

BBB warns of Amazon raffle scam

In 2020, BBB received 771 reports of scams impersonating Amazon. The bogus raffle and suspicious link are part of a con used to trick people into visiting a phishing website, where they unwittingly share account credentials as well as personal and financial information with fraudsters.

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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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Mortgage fraud could rise with tighter lending rules, warns broker

Cases of mortgage fraud are likely to rise as new rules tighten borrowing requirements in Canada, says a mortgage broker.

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...

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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Ontario Energy Board warns of email rebate scams

If you get an email that looks like it’s from the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) about rebate programs, be extra careful. The board is warning of email scams making the rounds and the emails often look like they’re from them, but they’re not. They typically inlcude a link...

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...
Ontario Energy Board warns of email rebate scams

Ontario Energy Board warns of email rebate scams

If you get an email that looks like it’s from the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) about rebate programs, be extra careful. The board is warning of email scams making the rounds and the emails often look like they’re from them, but they’re not. They typically inlcude a link...

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Utility providers warn against recent scams

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...

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