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Fraud charges laid over a year ago against Sarnia police officer has been cleared

Criminal charges laid over a year ago against a veteran Sarnia police officer have been dismissed. Jason Priddle, a 42-year-old first-class constable, was arrested and charged in late August 2020 with: uttering a forged document, forgery attempted fraud...

Former Liberal MP Raj Grewal is charged with breach of trust and fraud

Former Liberal MP Raj Grewal was committed to stand trial on Wednesday over allegations that he used his political position to solicit millions of dollars in loans, did not inform the federal ethics commissioner about these loans, and further misused his...

Information wanted: ‘Person of interest’ on video surveillance for fraud scam

Video released by Vancouver police shows a "person of interest" in an investigation into a new scam targeting local seniors. Officers released the video Friday, saying they're looking for information about the man in the video after receiving two separate reports from...

‘Fake nurse’ case continues. Brigitte Cleroux pleads guilty to fraud charges in Ontario

On Friday, Brigitte Cleroux accused of operating as a fake nurse in B.C. and Ontario pleaded guilty to seven charges relating to her time in Ottawa. Brigitte Cleroux of Gatineau, Que., entered guilty pleas on: two counts of assault with a weapon several counts of...

INFORMATION WANTED: Mississauga lawyer wanted for real estate fraud worth more than $7.5 million

Police are searching for a Mississauga lawyer who allegedly defrauded millions from his clients in connection with real estate transactions. A news release issued Friday disclosed that, 41-year-old Shahid Malik of Shahid Malik Law Office was retained by several people...

Jury convicted Theranos’ Elizabeth Holmes for fraud

According to a court filing on Wednesday, Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes is slated to be sentenced on Sept. 26 on her convictions for defrauding investors in the blood-testing startup. Holmes, 37, was convicted on Jan. 3 for three counts of fraud; and,one count of...

$2 million fraud scheme targeted Pakistani-Canadians

On Jan. 11 2022, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) announced that Mujahid Ali Syed and Sanjiv Katyal have each been charged with securities fraud and trading without registration. Syed faces a count of distributing securities without a prospectus, and Katyal was...

Securities commission issues warning about cryptocurrency trading platform in Canada

CoinRise markets as one of Canada's fastest growing cryptocurrency trading platform. The Nova Scotia Securities Commission is warning Nova Scotians looking to invest with cryptocurrency about claims made by CoinRise. The commission stated www.coinrise.ca is not...

Party on the plane! Twelve passengers in Health Canada’s investigation

Health Canada is currently investigating the case of twelve passengers on the Sunwing flight on December 30. Three of these passengers handed files were handed to the Director of Criminal and Penal Cases (DPCP). The federal department confirmed in an email that 12...

34-year-old man from Nova Scotia charged following fraud investigation

Police in Truro have arrested a 34-year-old man from Bible Hill, N.S. following an investigation into fraud involving three local financial institutions. In late November, police said that a local bank reported that fraudulent activity had occurred on the account of a...

Police are warning the public about a stolen in taxi fare scam which stole $100,000 so far

London police are warning the public about a scam involving a taxi and a person claiming to need help paying the fare. The London Police Service Financial Crime Unit said several victims throughout the city have reported being approached by a suspect asking for help...

Uber driver convicted of defrauding Nova Scotia town of $500K

An Uber driver from Brampton, Ont., has been convicted of fraud for trying to bilk the Town of Bridgewater, N.S., of nearly half a million dollars. Luckily, the Town of Bridgewater was able to recover the money. Ayoola Ajibade was accused of posing as an executive...

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MoneySmart Manitoba releases real fraud calls to raise awareness about the prevalence of investment fraud

MoneySmart Manitoba has launched a campaign called "Time to Call Out Fraud" to raise awareness about the prevalence of investment fraud and explain why people don't speak up about the occurrence. The initiative coincides with Financial Literacy Month which takes place...

Canadian racing driver and influencer accused of ‘massive fraudulent’ scheme

Canadian race car driver Josh Cartu strikes a glamorous life style on social media: surrounded by expensive sports cars, hobnobbing with movie stars and fashion models, and travelling on his private jet to European party hotspots such as Ibiza and Cannes. Cartu grew...

Man Defrauded Five People in Loan Scheme in Nova Scotia.

A man named Wesley William Robinson and his Halifax-based company defrauded five people fraud ranging from $25,000 up to $550,000 in a fake loan scheme. Robinson obtained cash from the complainants, who thought their money was going to be used to secure large loans....

Securities commission panel concludes N.S. man defrauded investors of tens of thousands

A three-member panel of the Nova Scotia Securities Commission has concluded that a Nova Scotia man defrauded five people of amounts ranging from $25,000 to $550,000.  Wesley William Robinson came to the attention of the commission after one of the people brought...

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.

Man Defrauded Five People in Loan Scheme in Nova Scotia.

Man Defrauded Five People in Loan Scheme in Nova Scotia.

A man named Wesley William Robinson and his Halifax-based company defrauded five people fraud ranging from $25,000 up to $550,000 in a fake loan scheme. Robinson obtained cash from the complainants, who thought their money was going to be used to secure large loans....

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“Phishing” scheme in the publishing industry

“Phishing” scheme in the publishing industry

Suspect, who works in publishing in London, has been charged with wire fraud. Authorities say they've solved a publishing industry whodunit with the arrest Wednesday of a man accused of numerous literary heists in recent years. Filippo Bernardini allegedly...

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Hackers stole $150M or more From Crypto Exchange

Hackers stole $150M or more From Crypto Exchange

Hackers tampered with a cryptocurrency exchange, stealing between $150 million and $200 million in cryptocurrency.  BitMart, which markets the company as “the most trusted crypto trading platform,” announced on Monday that it had suffered a “large-scale” security...

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Scammers used fake documents and real homes to scam renters

Scammers used fake documents and real homes to scam renters

'There was no fanfare, no huge red flags,' says Ryan Planche of Barrie, Ont. Individuals trying to rent a place in Hay River, N.W.T., say they're being targeted by scammers using fake documents and real house listings to convince them to e-transfer hundreds of dollars...

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Private Mortgage Broker “Lucas” wanted by Toronto Police for Fraud

On December 23, 2021, the Toronto Police issued a press release seeking the public’s assistance to identify a man posing as a private mortgage broker: http://torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/51793?s=09 If you have any information on this person, and you wish to...

Scammers used fake documents and real homes to scam renters

'There was no fanfare, no huge red flags,' says Ryan Planche of Barrie, Ont. Individuals trying to rent a place in Hay River, N.W.T., say they're being targeted by scammers using fake documents and real house listings to convince them to e-transfer hundreds of dollars...

Fraud charges laid over a year ago against Sarnia police officer has been cleared

Criminal charges laid over a year ago against a veteran Sarnia police officer have been dismissed. Jason Priddle, a 42-year-old first-class constable, was arrested and charged in late August 2020 with: uttering a forged document, forgery attempted fraud...

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.

Scammers used fake documents and real homes to scam renters

Scammers used fake documents and real homes to scam renters

'There was no fanfare, no huge red flags,' says Ryan Planche of Barrie, Ont. Individuals trying to rent a place in Hay River, N.W.T., say they're being targeted by scammers using fake documents and real house listings to convince them to e-transfer hundreds of dollars...

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Consumer Fraud

Scammers used fake documents and real homes to scam renters

Scammers used fake documents and real homes to scam renters

'There was no fanfare, no huge red flags,' says Ryan Planche of Barrie, Ont. Individuals trying to rent a place in Hay River, N.W.T., say they're being targeted by scammers using fake documents and real house listings to convince them to e-transfer hundreds of dollars...

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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...
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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