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RCMP warn of spoofing scam involving their phone number in Chestermere

Like many other officials, RCMP in Chestermere has fallen victim to a “spoofing” scam. Spoofing is a trick used by scammers that falsifies caller ID so the incoming call is from a company or government agency that a victim already knows and trusts. RCMP explains that...

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....

Theft Charges Laid in Canada Wide Warrant on Male and Female in Ontario

On July 29th, 2020, two local businesses in Ontario reported a fraud claiming two electronic fund transfers were sent as payment for services rendered totalling approximately $30,000.00. Central Hastings Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) commenced an...

Alberta Man Charged with Fraud while Serving as Executor of Widow’s Estate

In Calgary, police charged a man for stealing half a million dollars while serving as the executor and trustee to a deceased Calgary woman’s estate. The suspect and the woman established a close friendship after the man purchasing her deceased’s husband’s accounting...

Scammers are Posing as Officials from The Canada Border Services Agency in Manitoba

RCMP in Steinbach, Manitoba say scammers are posing as officials from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and asking people for personal information. RCMP want to warn the public of this scam and would like to remind citizens to never disclose personal...

A Young Women from Oakville is Charged with Fraud in a Romance Scam

A 21-year-old woman from Oakville is one of the multiple people arrested by police for a series of frauds related to a romance scam operating in Burlington. The woman has been arrested and charged with fraud over $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime over...

Critics say Vaccine Passports Could Potentially Lead to Fraud.

On Sept. 14, 2021, Health Minister Christine Elliott and Chief Medical Officer of Health Kieran Moore unveiled the new regulations for vaccine passports that come into effect next week in Ontario. Customers of indoor restaurants, gyms, theatres and other businesses...

Ontario’s Judge Denies the Crowns Proposal to “refreeze” Assets of a Family Connected to Alleged $11M in Fraud.

Justice Peter Cavanagh has denied the province’s bid to “refreeze” the assets of the family tied to the alleged theft of $11 million in pandemic aid in Ontario Superior Court. Justice Cavanagh dismissed a motion by the Crown that claimed legal fees were being paid...

University Students in Waterloo are Victims in Extortion Scam – Bilked of $150K

Two university students in Waterloo were defrauded of more than $150,000 combined. The students were made to believe they were implicated in a crime in China. After heavily investigating this case, The Waterloo Regional Police Service issued a warning to the East...

Elections Canada Respond to Fraud Claims on Social Media

Since advanced voting opened last week, Elections Canada has been actively dispelling posts claiming that pencils provided at Elections Canada polling stations increase the risk of election fraud. The polling stations are using pencils that could be intentionally...

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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.

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...
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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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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Fraud Rates Increase in Canada Post COVID-19 Lockdown

Fraud Rates Increase in Canada Post COVID-19 Lockdown

As COVID lockdowns lift, fraudsters are shifting their focus to the industries showing the most growth.  As suspected, fraudsters are evolving to a digital world. A new study by TransUnion finds the rate of digital fraud attempts rose 16.5% globally in...

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Fraud Rates Increase in Canada Post COVID-19 Lockdown

Fraud Rates Increase in Canada Post COVID-19 Lockdown

As COVID lockdowns lift, fraudsters are shifting their focus to the industries showing the most growth.  As suspected, fraudsters are evolving to a digital world. A new study by TransUnion finds the rate of digital fraud attempts rose 16.5% globally in...

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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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