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OPP remind everyone to be vigilant of ‘Grandparent Scams’

OPP are reminding everyone to be careful of Grandparent Scams. Police explain that such scams are well-planned and well-executed by the perpetrators, by calling unsuspecting people and pretending to be a grandchild or niece or nephew who desperately needs money. They...

Charges laid after victim defrauded of $70K in romance scam in Ontario

Police have charged a 44-year-old woman and are searching for another person of interest after someone was defrauded of more than $70,000 in a romance scam. Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say they launched an investigation in March 2020 after being informed of a...

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...

Wanted crypto developer do kwon not in singapore, police say

Singapore Police Force said on Saturday the wanted crypto developer Do Kwon, who is accused of fraud by investors following the collapse of his cryptocurrencies Luna and TerraUSD, is currently not in the city-state. Kwon, the primary developer of the two...

Richmond victim warns of Apple gift card scam

Scammer used email of resident's acquaintance in the scam. “It’s like that image of $1,000 with little wings flying out the window.” That’s how Richmond resident Susan Parsons described being a victim of an ongoing Apple gift card scam earlier this month. What Parsons...

Calgary’s tight rental market leads to more scams and frauds

Calgary renters already facing low vacancy rates and high prices are now being hit with another problem — rental fraud. “We’ve definitely seen an increase,” the Better Business Bureau’s Mary O’Sullivan-Andersen told Global News. The BBB said when you combine Calgary’s...

Calgary man charged with fraud for offering fake firearms training out of his home

CALGARY - A Calgary man has been charged after police allege he was running a fake firearms training course out of his home. Calgary police say in a news release that Bradley Keith Bell offered private training between January and June, while posing as an ex-military...

FRAUD ALERT: Bank scam targeting local numbers

The Thunder Bay Police Service has received numerous reports recently about unsolicited phone calls coming from people fraudulently claiming to represent a financial institution.In one such report, the intended victim was contacted by a person claiming to represent...

Firewood fraud: Eastern Ontario man accused of leaving buyers out in the colD

Ontario Provincial Police have laid more than a dozen fraud-related charges against an eastern Ontario man, accused of taking money for firewood and never delivering. OPP had previously warned the public about a potential fraud involving online ads on platforms like...

Canada’s seafood supply chains open to fraud, worker abuse

An international advocacy group dedicated solely to ocean conservation is once again calling on Ottawa to put a stop to murky global seafood supply chains that allow for overfishing, mislabelling, and forcing seafaring workers to work under unacceptable conditions....

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Crypto Currency Fraud

Ask the expert: cryptocurrency scams

Ask the expert: cryptocurrency scams

Cryptocurrency scams are becoming more and more common. Learn how you can protect yourself and your finances. Cryptocurrency: it’s been endorsed by celebrities, advertised at the Superbowl, and inspired by dog memes. It’s been outlawed in nine countries, uses almost...

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Investment Fraud

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.

Toronto businessman accused of $12M pandemic Ponzi scheme found and charged with fraud

A Toronto businessman accused of orchestrating a $12-million pandemic-related Ponzi scheme was arrested and charged with fraud by Toronto police on Monday, just hours after investigators discovered his location, CBC News has learned.  Mark E. Cohen's whereabouts...

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Richmond victim warns of Apple gift card scam

Richmond victim warns of Apple gift card scam

Scammer used email of resident's acquaintance in the scam. “It’s like that image of $1,000 with little wings flying out the window.” That’s how Richmond resident Susan Parsons described being a victim of an ongoing Apple gift card scam earlier this month. What Parsons...

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Richmond victim warns of Apple gift card scam

Richmond victim warns of Apple gift card scam

Scammer used email of resident's acquaintance in the scam. “It’s like that image of $1,000 with little wings flying out the window.” That’s how Richmond resident Susan Parsons described being a victim of an ongoing Apple gift card scam earlier this month. What Parsons...

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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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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...

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...

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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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

Ottawa Valley resident loses $50,000 in ‘romance scam’

Ottawa Valley resident loses $50,000 in ‘romance scam’

Police in Pembroke are investigating after a resident lost more than $50,000 in a romance scam. The victim entered into an online relationship and sent thousands of dollars over several months to a scammer in a foreign country, Upper Ottawa Valley OPP said in a news...

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