CRA Scams: An Organized Operation In Mumbai Is To Blame For One Of The Biggest Scams In Canada’s History

Sept. 24, 2018 (Courtesy of Narcity.com) - Our cell phones go off daily with calls from telemarketers and scammers. How many times have you "won a free cruise" or been asked to buy products over the phone? Too many to count, right? We're sick of it. Thanks to an...

Regina woman, Alena Pastuch , accused of $5M fraud must represent herself at her trial

Sept. 18, 2018 ( Courtesy of CBC.ca ) - A Regina woman accused of defrauding investors in Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia of millions will have to represent herself at trial. Alena Pastuch was charged with fraud, theft and laundering the proceeds of crime...

Lawyer who oversaw Caledonia class action charged with fraud: police

Sept 14, 2018 (Courtesy of Nationalpost.com ) - A lawyer who oversaw a successful class-action lawsuit connected to a major land claim dispute in Ontario has been accused of misappropriating more than a million dollars from the settlement. Hamilton police say John...

Trial delayed for Regina woman accused of $5M fraud

Sept. 11, 2018 (Courtesy of CBC.ca) -  The trial for a Regina businesswoman accused of defrauding investors millions was supposed to begin Monday morning, but the plan was derailed when Alena Pastuch's lawyer advised the court he could no longer represent her due to a...

Local union sues former chairperson over fraud allegations

Sept. 11, 2018 ( Courtesy of CBC.ca) - A local union is suing a former employee, alleging she wrote herself cheques and forged signatures to steal more than $100,000 from the union's coffers over her time with the organization. In a statement of claim filed in the...

Investor Notices

Richard Glen Allison Issued Jail Time for Fraud on Company

Why Sales Agent Due Diligence is Necessary April 19, 2018 – At Canadian Fraud News, we report on decisions issued by Canadian Courts related to fraud, that are not reported in the main stream media, and that contain legal issues the Canadian public and fraud recovery...

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Investment Fraud

Regina woman, Alena Pastuch , accused of $5M fraud must represent herself at her trial

Sept. 18, 2018 ( Courtesy of CBC.ca ) - A Regina woman accused of defrauding investors in Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia of millions will have to represent herself at trial. Alena Pastuch was charged with fraud, theft and laundering the proceeds of crime...

Lawyer who oversaw Caledonia class action charged with fraud: police

Sept 14, 2018 (Courtesy of Nationalpost.com ) - A lawyer who oversaw a successful class-action lawsuit connected to a major land claim dispute in Ontario has been accused of misappropriating more than a million dollars from the settlement. Hamilton police say John...

Trial delayed for Regina woman accused of $5M fraud

Sept. 11, 2018 (Courtesy of CBC.ca) -  The trial for a Regina businesswoman accused of defrauding investors millions was supposed to begin Monday morning, but the plan was derailed when Alena Pastuch's lawyer advised the court he could no longer represent her due to a...

Fraud, theft charges laid against man who raised $200K from investors in Red Deer

Aug. 29, 2018 (Courtesy of CBC.ca) - An Alberta man alleged to have fraudulently raised $200,000 from six investors in Red Deer is facing criminal charges after an investigation by the Joint Serious Offences Team (JSOT). Shaun Wayne Howell of Drayton Valley has been...

Calgary police officer charged with theft, fraud and assault

Aug 7, 2018 (Courtesy of The Canadian Press) - A Calgary police officer has been charged with theft, fraud and assault while he was on leave for what police describe as an "unrelated matter." Police said in May of this year, Airdrie RCMP began investigating a number...

Central Alberta man charged in ‘elaborate’ $2.6M fracking fraud

July 31, 2018 ( Courtesy of CBC.ca) -  A central Alberta man is facing fraud charges after a five-year investigation and more than $2 million in losses to investors. RCMP say Dane Skinner, 53, misrepresented and advertised a revolutionary fracking product,...

Undaunted by creditors and fraud charges, Peter Pocklington launches pot company

July 20, 2018 ( Courtesy of CBC.ca) - Former Edmonton Oilers owner Peter Pocklington still owes the Alberta government more than $13 million from an unpaid 1988 loan for a failed meat-packing plant. In Arizona, Pocklington and an associate have so far reneged on...

Red Deer woman charged with stealing $1M from ATB Financial in Sylvan Lake

June 13, 2018 ( Courtesy of globalnews.ca ) -  Mounties in central Alberta have arrested a former ATB Financial bank worker for allegedly stealing $1.1 million from her employer. RCMP said the woman was working at the ATB Financial branch in Sylvan Lake when she...

Canada Declares War on Cryptocurrency Fraud with Mandatory KYC/AML Regulations

Canada’s Fraud Crackdown June 13, 2018 (Courtesy of btcmanager.com ) - As stated in the draft published by Canada Gazette, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) pointed out some inadequacies in the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Regime (AML/ATF)....

PRESS RELEASE – Sandeep Mehta linked to Benedetto “Benny” Manasseri’s Pro-Fit Financing Fraud Scheme

June 13, 2018 - At Canadian Fraud News, we report on decisions issued by Canadian Courts related to fraud, that are not reported in the main stream media, and that contain legal issues the Canadian public and fraud recovery experts should be aware of. The following is...

Trial delayed for Regina woman accused of $5M fraud

Sept. 11, 2018 (Courtesy of CBC.ca) -  The trial for a Regina businesswoman accused of defrauding investors millions was supposed to begin Monday morning, but the plan was derailed when Alena Pastuch's lawyer advised the court he could no longer represent her due to a...

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Online  Fraud

West Vancouver police warn of elaborate online video scam

July 31, 2018( Courtesy of The Canadian Press) -  West Vancouver police are warning the public about a new online scam using personal email addresses and passwords. Police say victims receive an email that includes the recipient's current or past email password. The...

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West Vancouver police warn of elaborate online video scam

July 31, 2018( Courtesy of The Canadian Press) -  West Vancouver police are warning the public about a new online scam using personal email addresses and passwords. Police say victims receive an email that includes the recipient's current or past email password. The...

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Mortgage Fraud

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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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...

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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...

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...

Fortress used a third of investors’ money for commissions, fees, new documents show

April 24, 2018 (Courtesy of Globeandmail.com) - More than one-third of the money raised from investors to provide syndicated mortgage loans for Fortress Real Developments Inc.'s building projects was paid out as cash commissions to salespeople and as consulting fees...

RCMP raid 6 locations in GTA as part of syndicated mortgage fraud investigation

April 16, 2018 (Courtesy of cbc.ca)The RCMP raided six properties in the Greater Toronto Area Friday morning as part of an ongoing investigation into syndicated mortgage fraud. Police would not confirm what company or companies the locations searched are tied to, but...

RCMP Lays Fraud Charges in Real Estate Scam

March 27,2018 - The National Division RCMP Sensitive and International Investigative Section has arrested and charged two Mississauga, Ontario residents, 71-year-old Wajid Ali Khan and 48-year-old Nadeem Imtiaz Ahmed, with false pretense and fraud. Exact charges are...

Alleged key players charged in $17-million Project Bridle Path mortgage fraud investigation

Missing lawyer Golnaz Vakili, linked to the “sophisticated and complex” mortgage fraud investigation dubbed “Project Bridle Path,” has returned to Canada and will be a witness in the case, police confirmed. March 8, 2018 (Courtesy of the Toronto Star) -  Toronto...

Four arrested in ‘sophisticated’ Toronto mortgage fraud

March 6,2018 (courtesy of CTVnews.ca) -  Toronto police have arrested four people in what they are calling a “sophisticated and complex” mortgage fraud investigation involving high-end properties in the city. The police service’s financial crimes unit says the...

Accused murderer Steve Bragg facing unrelated fraud charge

Steve Bragg was already in jail awaiting trial, charged with the second-degree murder of Victoria Head, when he was handed an unrelated charge for defrauding a woman two months before Head's killing. Bragg is accused of killing Head, 36, in November. Her body was...

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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