Edmonton police warn of providing too much information in obituaries

Mar 15, 2019 ( Courtesy of CBC.ca) - Edmonton police are warning people to be cautious about how much they include in a family member’s obituary. Police said they are investigating a case where one person is accused of using obituary information to commit around 110...

Calgary police look to identify 4 suspects in $200k Canada-wide bitcoin fraud

March 13, 2019 (Courtesy of CBC.ca) - Calgary police are looking to the public to help identify four men suspected in a $200,000 bitcoin fraud that included attacks in seven Canadian cities. The Calgary Police Service cybercrime team's investigation began in...

Conviction upheld in Court of Appeal ruling – One of three involved in fraud was lawyer

Mar. 12, 2019 ( Courtesy of lawtimesnews.com )- The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld the conviction and sentence of the third defendant in an unusual scheme where a Toronto lawyer and two other men committed a nearly $2-million fraud against RBC to purchase...

Key players charged in $200 million psychic mail fraud case

Mar. 12, 2019 (Courtesy of CNN.com) - Two people have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud for their roles in one of the biggest consumer scams in history, according to court documents unsealed this week. Canadian citizens Maria Thanos and Philip Lett...

Man arrested in alleged fraudulent auto insurance scam

Mar. 5, 2018 (Courtesy of The Canadian Press ) - Ontario Provincial Police are issuing a warning after arresting a man for allegedly selling fake auto insurance. They say they arrested 38-year-old Sherif Aly in February and charged him with two counts each of fraud...

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Calgary duo fined millions in one of the ‘worst frauds perpetrated in Alberta’ Social Sharing

Feb. 26, 2019 (Courtesy of CBC.ca) - The Alberta Securities Commission has ordered a man and a woman to pay millions after orchestrating what it says "was among the worst frauds perpetrated in Alberta." Arnold Breitkreutz, his company, Base Finance Ltd., and...

Niagara regional police charge woman after alleged ODSP fraud of more than $150,000

Feb. 15, 2019 (Courtesy of the Canadian Press) - Niagara regional police have charged a women with fraud, alleging the sum she acquired is over $153,000. Police say they began their investigation in July 2018 after they were contacted by the Niagara Region office of...

Fraud cases reported to police skyrocketing in Edmonton

Dec. 12, 2018 (Courtesy of o.canada.com ) - Incidents of fraud reported to police in Edmonton continue to climb year-over-year, peaking last year at close to 7,000 cases, new police data released Wednesday shows. Over a five-year period between 2013 and 2017, fraud...

Coast Capital Savings Warns of Text and Email Scams Making the Rounds

December 6, 2018 - Coast Capital Savings is warning its credit union members of phishing scams, circulating via text message and email. Messages claim to be from the credit union, but of course are fake, in an effort to extra personal banking data and information. The...

Financial adviser ‘manipulated’ brain injured senior into lending him $200K, police allege

Nov. 13, 2018 ( Courtesy of CBC.ca) - A Winnipeg financial adviser is under police investigation for allegedly manipulating his cognitively impaired 78-year-old client into lending him $200,000 under "false pretence," according to documents filed in court....

Fraud cases reported to police skyrocketing in Edmonton

Dec. 12, 2018 (Courtesy of o.canada.com ) - Incidents of fraud reported to police in Edmonton continue to climb year-over-year, peaking last year at close to 7,000 cases, new police data released Wednesday shows. Over a five-year period between 2013 and 2017, fraud...

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Cyber crooks increasingly targeting home devices

Dec. 6, 2018 (courtesy of CBC.ca) - Cyber criminals are shifting their attention from traditional computers to internet-connected devices in Canadian homes, says the government's cyber security agency. In its cyber threat assessment for 2018, the newly created...

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Cyber crooks increasingly targeting home devices

Dec. 6, 2018 (courtesy of CBC.ca) - Cyber criminals are shifting their attention from traditional computers to internet-connected devices in Canadian homes, says the government's cyber security agency. In its cyber threat assessment for 2018, the newly created...

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OCS warns customers of data accessed in Canada Post breach

Nov. 7, 2018 ( Courtesy of citynews.ca) - The Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) said the shipping information of some of its customers was accessed by an outside source through the Canada Post delivery tracking tool. In a letter sent to the customers on Wednesday, the OCS...

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Edmonton man charged in $5.5 million Ponzi scheme

July 24, 2018 (Courtesy of CBC.ca) - Edmonton police say they have uncovered a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme involving hundreds of fraudulent mortgage loans. Police allege Timothy Carruthers facilitated 257 fraudulent bridge mortgage loans worth a total of $5.5...

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Alleged ‘shadow’ mortgage broker implicated in dozens of shady deals

Jan. 9, 2018 (courtesy of CBC.ca)- B.C. financial authorities have identified a woman accused of acting as a 'shadow' mortgage broker by feeding altered tax documents to licensed professionals on behalf of dozens of people who wouldn't otherwise qualify for loans. The...

Edmonton man charged in $5.5 million Ponzi scheme

July 24, 2018 (Courtesy of CBC.ca) - Edmonton police say they have uncovered a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme involving hundreds of fraudulent mortgage loans. Police allege Timothy Carruthers facilitated 257 fraudulent bridge mortgage loans worth a total of $5.5...

Allegations of inflated property values at centre of RCMP syndicated mortgage fraud investigation

July 19, 2018 (Courtesy of CBC.ca) -Inflated property values and the promotion of non-qualifying investments as being RRSP-eligible are some of the key allegations made by the RCMP in a search warrant application it filed to authorize an April raid on six Toronto-area...

Alberta RCMP lay charges in multimillion-dollar fraud case

May 29, 2018 (Courtesy of the Canadian Press) - RCMP have arrested and charged two people in a multi-million dollar fraud case involving hundreds of investors in Alberta. Investigators say two people in Calgary that operated a company called Base Finance Ltd. raised...

Mortgage firm that raised funds for Fortress halts operations: FMP advises clients it is surrendering brokerage licence after several developments that have had negative impact

April 27, 2018 ( Courtesy of Globeandmail.com) - A mortgage brokerage firm that raised millions from investors to finance projects for Fortress Real Developments Inc. has notified clients that it is going out of business. FMP Mortgage Investments Inc. sent a letter to...

Edmonton man charged in $5.5 million Ponzi scheme

July 24, 2018 (Courtesy of CBC.ca) - Edmonton police say they have uncovered a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme involving hundreds of fraudulent mortgage loans. Police allege Timothy Carruthers facilitated 257 fraudulent bridge mortgage loans worth a total of $5.5...

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