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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...

Tips to spot a fake job offer in Canada

There is no hiding that online scams have been on the rise since the pandemic started. Fake job scams specifically, have also been on a rise. Scammers know job-seekers are in a vulnerable position, and willing to provide their personal information or even money to...

Fraud schemes linked to COVID-19 vaccine passports

Quebec’s anti-corruption unit (UPAC) is investigating various schemes being used to produce and falsify COVID-19 passports. On Wednesday, UPAC reminded people that producing, trafficking or using a fraudulent vaccine passport could lead to various charges under the...

CTV News investigation stops Facebook fraud scam

CTV News investigated into a Facebook page allegedly belonging to the winner of the largest lotto prize ever awarded in British Columbia. The investigation has led to the account being suspended as it was an attempt to scam individuals via cryptocurrency. Christine...

Woman is charged with fraud charges due to financial irregularities at Mobile Crisis Services

Police have laid charges against a woman after investigating financial irregularities at a Regina non-profit. The Regina Police Service (RPS) did not provided specific details of the crime yet, but the non-profit allegedly victimized, Mobile Crisis Services, said it...

Senior is lost $106,000 from CryptoRom scam

An Ontario man is scammed out $106,000 of his retirement money. The victim said he will likely have to sell his home as a result. Sylvester, from Oshawa, who did not want to provide his surname, said he is devastated and left completely lost after realizing he had...

Social Media scam in Belleville Ontario

On January 17, 2022, Belleville police received a call for service regarding an internet fraud/scam. A friend reached out to the victim via social media asked for money. As the victim believed they were helping a friend in need, they sent the money. After the money...

Ex-White House adviser pleads guilty in $218,000 education network scam

The founder of a national charter school network, Seth Andrew, pleaded guilty Friday to a charge alleging he stole over $200,000 from the network. Andrews once served as a White House adviser under President Barack Obama. Andrews, 42, a founder of Democracy Prep,...

Information wanted: ‘Person of interest’ on video surveillance for fraud scam

Video released by Vancouver police shows a "person of interest" in an investigation into a new scam targeting local seniors. Officers released the video Friday, saying they're looking for information about the man in the video after receiving two separate reports from...

‘Fake nurse’ case continues. Brigitte Cleroux pleads guilty to fraud charges in Ontario

On Friday, Brigitte Cleroux accused of operating as a fake nurse in B.C. and Ontario pleaded guilty to seven charges relating to her time in Ottawa. Brigitte Cleroux of Gatineau, Que., entered guilty pleas on: two counts of assault with a weapon several counts of...

INFORMATION WANTED: Mississauga lawyer wanted for real estate fraud worth more than $7.5 million

Police are searching for a Mississauga lawyer who allegedly defrauded millions from his clients in connection with real estate transactions. A news release issued Friday disclosed that, 41-year-old Shahid Malik of Shahid Malik Law Office was retained by several people...

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Investment Fraud

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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Online  Fraud

“Phishing” scheme in the publishing industry

“Phishing” scheme in the publishing industry

Suspect, who works in publishing in London, has been charged with wire fraud. Authorities say they've solved a publishing industry whodunit with the arrest Wednesday of a man accused of numerous literary heists in recent years. Filippo Bernardini allegedly...

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Hackers stole $150M or more From Crypto Exchange

Hackers stole $150M or more From Crypto Exchange

Hackers tampered with a cryptocurrency exchange, stealing between $150 million and $200 million in cryptocurrency.  BitMart, which markets the company as “the most trusted crypto trading platform,” announced on Monday that it had suffered a “large-scale” security...

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Mortgage 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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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...

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.

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...
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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Romance & Relationship Fraud

Senior is lost $106,000 from CryptoRom scam

Senior is lost $106,000 from CryptoRom scam

An Ontario man is scammed out $106,000 of his retirement money. The victim said he will likely have to sell his home as a result. Sylvester, from Oshawa, who did not want to provide his surname, said he is devastated and left completely lost after realizing he had...

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