Monday, Feb. 2020

Romance scammers: ‘Are you falling in love, or falling victim?’

Ottawa (February 14, 2020) – On Valentine’s day, the RCMP brought to the attention of Canadians the danger of romance scams resulting from online relationships. According to the Canadian Anti-Fraud centre (CAFC), 682 Canadians reported in 972 complaints in 2019 for a...

Inside NXIVM: Emotional and financial harm

New York (February 12, 2020) – 80 victims filed a lawsuit against the leadership of the NXIVM cult and accused the 19 defendants of fraud, identity theft, racketeering, forced labor, sex trafficking, and negligence for engaging in unauthorized practice of...

80 victims file lawsuit against NXIVM cult leadership

New York (February 12, 2020) – 80 victims filed a lawsuit against the leadership of the NXIVM cult in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York on January 28. 41 Canadian women and men are among the plaintiffs. The complaint alleges that the...

How the Chinese military officers allegedly hacked Equifax 2017

Washington (February 11, 2020) – The U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI charged four Chinese military hackers in connection with the massive Equifax breach of 2017. As a result of a two-year investigation, U.S. authorities explain how the Chinese military officers...

U.S. charges Chinese military hackers for Equifax breach

Washington (February 11, 2020) – The U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI announced charges against four Chinese military hackers in connection with the massive Equifax breach of 2017. After a two-year investigation, the members of China’s People’s Liberation Army...

Richmond Hill tax preparer sentenced for tax fraud

Toronto (February 10, 2020) – After a CRA investigation, the tax preparer George Nkoke Nnane from Richmond Hill was sentenced for two counts of tax fraud on February 6. The Superior Court of Justice in Toronto sentenced the CEO of Golden Capital Management Inc. (GCMI)...

SEC charges Canadians in US$35M international microcap trading scheme

New York (February 10, 2020) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged six businessmen including three Canadian citizens and their companies for their alleged participation in an international microcap trading scheme. The Canadian citizens among the...

Woman sues TD Bank for violating a duty of care to its customers

Calgary (February 05, 2020) – Helen Franiel is suing TD Bank for violating a duty of care to its customers regarding fraud prevention. The TD Bank customer lost more than $240K over a 10-month period in a series of scams. Multiple bank drafts mostly just under $10K...

ASC: New penalties for convicted fraudulent real estate developer

Calgary (February 3, 2020) – An Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) panel imposed new penalties on Marie Louise LaFramboise, a convicted fraudulent real estate developer for her role in the failed Cougar Rock project. Between 2006 and 2010, LaFramboise was responsible...

Former youth center coordinator charged with fraud

Baie Verte (January 31, 2020) – The Baie Verte RCMP charged the former youth center coordinator Amy Ivany following an investigation in financial irregularities of the Advocate Youth Services cooperative (AYSC). The authorities accused Ivany of stealing $90,000 in...

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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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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Breaking Fraud Cases August 2019

Breaking Fraud Cases August 2019

Breaking Fraud Cases from the Canadian Courts August 2019 - No 2  At 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 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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Breaking Fraud Cases August 2019

Breaking Fraud Cases August 2019

Breaking Fraud Cases from the Canadian Courts August 2019 - No 2  At 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 August 2019

Breaking Fraud Cases August 2019

Breaking Fraud Cases from the Canadian Courts August 2019 - No 2  At 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 August 2019

Breaking Fraud Cases August 2019

Breaking Fraud Cases from the Canadian Courts August 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 June 2019

Breaking Fraud Cases June 2019

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

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Investment Fraud

SEC charges Canadians in US$35M international microcap trading scheme

New York (February 10, 2020) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged six businessmen including three Canadian citizens and their companies for their alleged participation in an international microcap trading scheme. The Canadian citizens among the...

ASC: New penalties for convicted fraudulent real estate developer

Calgary (February 3, 2020) – An Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) panel imposed new penalties on Marie Louise LaFramboise, a convicted fraudulent real estate developer for her role in the failed Cougar Rock project. Between 2006 and 2010, LaFramboise was responsible...

Toronto man charged with breaching OSC order

Toronto (January 16, 2020) – The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) charged James Stuart Adams of Toronto with breaching a director and officer ban, which was imposed in a settlement agreement in March 2015. As part of the agreement, Adams admitted perpetrating...

The ASC’s top investment risks in 2020 – part two

Calgary (January 10, 2020) – The general rule, if something seems too good to be true, it probably is, does still apply in 2020, especially when it comes to investments. The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) issued a warning about the top investment risks in the new...

The ASC’s top investment risks in 2020 – part one

Calgary (January 9, 2020) – The general rule, if something seems too good to be true, it probably is, does still apply in 2020, especially when it comes to investments. The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) issued a warning about the top investment risks in the new...
Toronto man charged with breaching OSC order

Toronto man charged with breaching OSC order

Toronto (January 16, 2020) – The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) charged James Stuart Adams of Toronto with breaching a director and officer ban, which was imposed in a settlement agreement in March 2015. As part of the agreement, Adams admitted perpetrating...

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The ASC’s top investment risks in 2020 – part two

The ASC’s top investment risks in 2020 – part two

Calgary (January 10, 2020) – The general rule, if something seems too good to be true, it probably is, does still apply in 2020, especially when it comes to investments. The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) issued a warning about the top investment risks in the new...

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Online  Fraud

Authorities warn against prevalent bitcoin scams

Authorities warn against prevalent bitcoin scams

January 29, 2020 – The Alberta RCMP and the Abbotsford Police issued warnings against prevalent bitcoin scams. The authorities make an effort to stop scammers from defrauding people out of their money using bitcoin frauds. Typically for the phone scams, the fraudsters...

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New year, old scams – Stay cautious about phishing scams

New year, old scams – Stay cautious about phishing scams

January 6, 2020 – The new year starts with phishing scam alerts. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) warns against a rewards phishing scam and members of the London veterans group First Hussars Association were targeted by a spear phishing scam. The BBB advises being...

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New year, old scams – Stay cautious about phishing scams

New year, old scams – Stay cautious about phishing scams

January 6, 2020 – The new year starts with phishing scam alerts. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) warns against a rewards phishing scam and members of the London veterans group First Hussars Association were targeted by a spear phishing scam. The BBB advises being...

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Quebec celebrities’ phone hacker arrested

Quebec celebrities’ phone hacker arrested

Longueuil (December 13, 2019) – Longueuil police arrested Pascal Desgagnés on December 11 for allegedly hacking into several celebrities’ cellphones. The Quebec City man is accused of targeting sports stars and celebrities from the US and Canada at random. Police...

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Mortgage Fraud

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...

Mortgage and vehicle sale fraud brings remorseful fraudster five-year prison term

Calgary (July 25, 2019) – Giovanni Bartolotti has been sentenced to five years imprisonment and to pay restitution of $161,665 for mortgage and vehicle sale fraud. Crown prosecutor Steven Johnston and defense counsel Peter Hoare offered a joint submission to the Court...

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...

Consumer Fraud

Brampton man charged for immigration fraud

Brampton (January 28, 2020) – The Peel police arrested Artem Djukic, a registered immigration consultant in Mississauga, for immigration fraud on January 22. Between November 2006 and February 2019, he allegedly agreed to process immigration services for several...

Alberta court certified class action lawsuit against Treadz Auto Group

Calgary (January 7, 2020) – The Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta certified the class action lawsuit against the car consignment company Treadz Auto and its owner Sean Patrick O’Brien on December 20, 2019. The civil lawsuit alleges that O’Brien defrauded dozens of...

Local businessman is facing dozens of fraud related charges

Sudbury (November 7, 2019) – The local businessman from Sudbury, David Murray, is facing dozens of fraud related charges. After a number of complaints, the Greater Sudbury Police arrested and charged the owner of EcoLife Home Improvements Inc. with 22 counts of fraud...

Sudbury Real Estate Board warns against rental scam connected to Prop2Go.com

Sudbury (October 29, 2019) – The Sudbury Real Estate Board issued a warning against an alleged rental scam connected to the website Prop2Go.com. The association suspects that rental listings on the website are copied from the brokerage’s real estate ‘for sale’...

Used car salesman defrauds 14 customers over two years by selling cars he never delivered

Dartmouth (October 8, 2019) – Used car salesman, Michael David Surette, duped 14 customers between 2015 and 2018 by selling cars he never delivered. The total amount the customers of the Used Car Factory 21 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia were defrauded of adds up to...
Brampton man charged for immigration fraud

Brampton man charged for immigration fraud

Brampton (January 28, 2020) – The Peel police arrested Artem Djukic, a registered immigration consultant in Mississauga, for immigration fraud on January 22. Between November 2006 and February 2019, he allegedly agreed to process immigration services for several...

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Local businessman is facing dozens of fraud related charges

Local businessman is facing dozens of fraud related charges

Sudbury (November 7, 2019) – The local businessman from Sudbury, David Murray, is facing dozens of fraud related charges. After a number of complaints, the Greater Sudbury Police arrested and charged the owner of EcoLife Home Improvements Inc. with 22 counts of fraud...

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Romance & Relationship Fraud

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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Toronto man wanted for romance scams

Toronto man wanted for romance scams

Toronto (November 21, 2019) –Ridwan Oyeyemi from Toronto is wanted by the police for allegedly perpetrating romance scams. He is the suspect in an ongoing fraud investigation. The police had been notified of two online dating scams where two Torontarians in their...

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