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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...

Fraud Prevention: New technology will help fight spam calls

The federal telecommunications regulator says new technology will help reduce the frequency and impact of caller ID spoofing. "Spoofing" is when a caller hides their identity by displaying fake or altered phone numbers on a call display when making a call. It is...

B.C. Appeal Court turns a repeated fraudster house arrest into jail time

As a bookkeeper, Renee Merkel was in charge of payroll. The fraudster entered false time and payroll information for existing employees and reactivated payroll entries for employees who were fired or on leave, causing tax headaches and devastating losses. Judges said...

During testimony for fraud, Elizabeth Holmes accuses ex-lover, business partner of abuse

During a testimony on Monday, entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes described herself as the abused puppet of her former lover and business partner Sunny Balwani. Holmes attempted to refute accusations that she lied about a flawed blood-testing technology she had hailed as a...

Yellowknife man’s guilty plea for fraud charges has been withdrawn

Molson Romie was going to plead guilty to altering cheques, but claimed otherwise at court appearance. Defence lawyer Jay Bran stated that there must have been a miscommunication with his client, Molson Romie, as he believed his client had previously agreed...

Fraudsters sell fake gold jewelry in Richmond and Langley

RCMP found a series of frauds that took place in Richmond where the suspects allegedly attempted to sell fake gold and jewelry under the guise of needing financial assistance.  One victim is allegedly out $2,500. A public warning was issued by Richmond RCMP on...

VANCOUVER -23-year-old Man sentenced to 15 months in prison after pleading guilty to 15 counts of fraud, Surrey RCMP say

Police in Surrey, Vancouver, say a man they issued a warning about earlier this year has pleaded guilty to 15 fraud-related charges. In April, Surrey RCMP requested the public for help locating then-23-year-old Clayton Brooks Hayden, who was wanted in connection with...

Calgary RCMP accuse Millarville, Alta. couple of running $1.3M investment scam

Calgary RCMP issued warrants to a married couple who allegedly were operating a fraudulent investment company in southern Alberta that bilked clients out of more than $1 million. The RCMP said the investigation is complex and called an integrated market enforcement...

Indigenous identity fraud is still common within Universities

The chief of a First Nation frustrated by the rising tide of Indigenous identity fraud. He said powerful institutions should publicly apologize in writing to nations they’ve insulted by empowering fakes. “That’s the question at hand here: They have to apologize. If...

27-year-old woman loses nearly $8,000 in Bitcoin scam in Guelph

Guelph police say there are no leads after a 27-year-old women lost nearly $8,000 in a Bitcoin scam. On Monday afternoon, the victim walked into police headquarters to report the scam, but the service explained that payments through Bitcoin or other...

Accused Vancouver Man in $1.1M Strathroy town hall fraud is now facing new charges

A Vancouver man, Yiu Sun Wong, 72, is accused of defrauding the municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc of more than $1 million, has been separately charged with defrauding a Sarnia business. After a complaint from the municipality, OPP launched an investigation which...

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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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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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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.

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...
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...
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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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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