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Usain Bolt appears to speak out after being scammed for $10 million

Usain Bolt is one of the most well-known athletes in the world, with the Jamaican sprinter dominating the Olympics like few other competitors have been able to, setting world records which are still yet to beaten. He’s made headline after headline for...

How organized crime has mortgaged or sold at least 30 GTA homes without owners’ knowledge

Future of title insurance could be at risk if this real estate fraud trend continues. A year ago, Melissa Walsh says police assured her family it only happened to them. Fraudsters nearly sold her great uncle's east end Toronto home without the family's knowledge. "We...

This ‘Cryptoqueen’ scammed investors out of $4 billion, the FBI says. Then she boarded a plane and disappeared

Ruja Ignatova strode onto the stage in a flowing burgundy ball gown adorned with black sparkles. Beams of light flashed, fireballs erupted and Alicia Keys’ “Girl on Fire” blared through the speakers. “Looks like a girl, but she’s a flame. So bright, she can burn your...

How thieves stole a Toronto condo in ‘total title fraud’, selling it for $970,000

The professional photographs posted on a property tour website last year show Moffy Yu's condo in downtown Toronto, a light-filled two-bedroom home with floor-to-ceiling windows framing sweeping views from the tallest residential tower in Canada. Documents provided by...

B.C. RESIDENTS WARNED ABOUT ‘HOME TITLE FRAUD’ — WHERE SCAMMERS SELL YOUR HOUSE WITHOUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Mainland B.C. issued a warning to homeowners Wednesday regarding an emerging scam trend: home title fraud.  This type of fraud is when someone obtains the title to your property and changes ownership from your...

Wellington County resident loses $500,000 in cryptocurrency scam: OPP

A Wellington County resident has lost around $500,000 in a cryptocurrency scam, according to Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). On Thursday, OPP said the resident is from the Township of Wellington North. Over a period of six months, the victim...

Police asking for help identifying person in Chatham-Kent fraud investigation

The Chatham-Kent Police Service is looking for the public’s assistance in identifying this person in relation to a fraud investigation. Police released a photo of a person wearing a black winter jacket, grey pants and black shoes. Anyone with information is asked to...

Toronto warns of scam asking residents to pay parking tickets

The City of Toronto is warning of a scam in which someone is pretending to be an official asking for payment for a parking violation. In a tweet issued Sunday, the city advised anyone who may have received a similar text to not click any links. “If you receive a text...

Love hurts: Alleged ‘romance scam’ costs Norfolk resident more than $200,000

An online relationship left a Norfolk County resident in tears — and out a lot of money — in what police are calling a “romance scam.” Police  said the victim met the alleged scammer online in November 2021. Over  the course of several emails and phone...

Pitfalls of an online marketplace: RNC wants people to inform police about potential online fraud cases

Recent case in St. John's court highlights pitfalls of online marketplaces. A provincial court judge has agreed to postpone — again — the sentencing of a St. John’s man found guilty of scamming people on Facebook Marketplace, though the judge was clear he wasn’t happy...

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Denise Henn’s Fraud Sentence Reduced on Appeal

Denise Henn’s Fraud Sentence Reduced on Appeal

On November 8, 2022, the Ontario Court of Appeal reduced a bookkeeper’s fraud sentence from 12 month custodial to a two-year conditional sentence (house arrest) plus probation plus a $45,000 restitution order.   Denise Henn’s original sentence was imposed by...

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Peel police looking for 20-year-old accused of fraud

Peel police looking for 20-year-old accused of fraud

Peel police are looking for a 20-year-old man wanted on a charge of defrauding the public. From June to August, multiple victims across the Greater Toronto Area, including Peel, have reportedly lost thousands of dollars to a contractor who promised driveway repairs,...

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Crypto Currency Fraud

Denise Henn’s Fraud Sentence Reduced on Appeal

Denise Henn’s Fraud Sentence Reduced on Appeal

On November 8, 2022, the Ontario Court of Appeal reduced a bookkeeper’s fraud sentence from 12 month custodial to a two-year conditional sentence (house arrest) plus probation plus a $45,000 restitution order.   Denise Henn’s original sentence was imposed by...

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Denise Henn’s Fraud Sentence Reduced on Appeal

Denise Henn’s Fraud Sentence Reduced on Appeal

On November 8, 2022, the Ontario Court of Appeal reduced a bookkeeper’s fraud sentence from 12 month custodial to a two-year conditional sentence (house arrest) plus probation plus a $45,000 restitution order.   Denise Henn’s original sentence was imposed by...

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Denise Henn’s Fraud Sentence Reduced on Appeal

Denise Henn’s Fraud Sentence Reduced on Appeal

On November 8, 2022, the Ontario Court of Appeal reduced a bookkeeper’s fraud sentence from 12 month custodial to a two-year conditional sentence (house arrest) plus probation plus a $45,000 restitution order.   Denise Henn’s original sentence was imposed by...

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BC court awards $742K in damages to intimacy scam

BC court awards $742K in damages to intimacy scam

A property in Vancouver’s Fairview neighborhood, a poor line of credit, a trusted French man and an elderly couple he believed to be pseudo-parents are at the center of a messy legal battle in the B.C. Supreme Court. On October 5, Justice Warren Millman ordered the...

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Investment Fraud

‘Be aware of warning signs’: Tecumseh resident loses $70,000 in online investment scheme

Essex County OPP are warning the public to be vigilant after a Tecumseh resident was defrauded of over $70,000 by investing in Crypto currency with an online Crypto currency brokerage. At this time, police say the victim is not able to retrieve their money from the...

Luxury cars seized from 23-year-old ‘Crypto King’ as investors try to recoup millions

Aiden Pleterski and his company allegedly owe $35M to more than 140 investors. Two McLarens, two BMWs and a Lamborghini make up just a few of the $2 million worth of assets seized from a 23-year-old from Whitby, Ont., as his investors try to recoup millions of dollars...

Information Wanted on Aiden Pleterski of Ajax, Ontario – Ponzi Scheme Foreign Exchange Investment Scheme

The Toronto based law firm Investigation Counsel PC, Fraud Recovery Lawyers, is asking anyone who transferred funds to Aiden Pleterski of Whitby, Ontario, to contact them confidentially. Inquiries can be made to D. Slenys at dslenys@investigationcounsel.com. On June...

LSO tribunal considers Indigenous background in sentencing lawyer for misappropriation of funds

First misappropriation case where unique circumstances led to lesser penalty than license revocation. The Law Society of Ontario has obtained an eight-month suspension order against an Indigenous lawyer who admitted to misappropriating over $100,000 from her firm’s...

Woman who posed as inspector to steal from Toronto long-term care home arrested: police

Police have confirmed the arrest of a 39-year-old woman alleged to have fraudulently entered a Toronto long-term care home to steal debit and credit cards.

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Online  Fraud

Are You a Newcomer to Canada? Watch Out For These Scams

Are You a Newcomer to Canada? Watch Out For These Scams

Canada has a reputation for being one of the most welcoming countries in the world for immigrants. But not everyone here wants to see you succeed. For Canada’s current generation of thieves, immigrants — even those who haven’t yet arrived in the country — make ideal...

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Mortgage Fraud

How organized crime has mortgaged or sold at least 30 GTA homes without owners’ knowledge

Future of title insurance could be at risk if this real estate fraud trend continues. A year ago, Melissa Walsh says police assured her family it only happened to them. Fraudsters nearly sold her great uncle's east end Toronto home without the family's knowledge. "We...

How thieves stole a Toronto condo in ‘total title fraud’, selling it for $970,000

The professional photographs posted on a property tour website last year show Moffy Yu's condo in downtown Toronto, a light-filled two-bedroom home with floor-to-ceiling windows framing sweeping views from the tallest residential tower in Canada. Documents provided by...

Founders of mortgage investment firm Fortress Real Developments Inc. charged with fraud

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have charged two men with fraud in connection with a syndicated mortgages scheme involving Fortress Real Developments, following a years-long investigation. Jawad Rathore of Markham, Ont., and Vince Petrozza of Richmond Hill, Ont.,...

Canada-wide warrant for Toronto man in a $10M mortgage fraud investigation

A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for a man wanted in an investigation into alleged mortgage frauds valued at more than $10 million, Toronto police say. Multiple mortgage frauds have been reported to police. Investigators said they believe a...

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...

Consumer Fraud

Waterloo police issue warning about new used car scam hitting area residents

Waterloo Regional Police have issued a warning about a new used car scam that has recently strike to dupe area residents. Police say the scammers are advertising vehicles as being for sale online. They say a meeting is then arranged between the buyer and seller where...

Rogers scam alert: Texts offering credit after outage are fake

Following a Canada-wide outage of Rogers and a subsequent notice that customers would receive a credit in recompense, scammers took to SMS to try and make a profit out of the misery. On Saturday, July 9, Rogers acknowledged that it knew about the problem. “We are...

Owner of mechanic shop in Lethbridge faces 62 charges after fraud investigation

Police in southern Alberta say an owner of a mechanic shop faces 62 charges after an investigation into alleged fraud. Investigators say they have identified more than two dozen victims and believe there could be more. Police say an investigation started last year...

Toronto police bust brazen moving scam, recover property belonging to 22 families

The Toronto Police Service has announced three suspects are facing several charges in connection with an alleged moving scam that saw items belonging to 22 families being recovered in an east-end warehouse. Const. Chris Long, an officer at 41 Division who has been...

Hamilton man says scammer used his home to promote ad for fake rental unit

In the middle of winter last year, Gary Brown said he and his family encountered a teary-eyed woman at the front door of their Hamilton Mountain home. The woman told Brown she had responded to an online ad that said his basement was available to...

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Romance & Relationship Fraud

BC court awards $742K in damages to intimacy scam

BC court awards $742K in damages to intimacy scam

A property in Vancouver’s Fairview neighborhood, a poor line of credit, a trusted French man and an elderly couple he believed to be pseudo-parents are at the center of a messy legal battle in the B.C. Supreme Court. On October 5, Justice Warren Millman ordered the...

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