Canada post resets passwords for online customers after reported unauthorized access to accounts

October 18, 2019 – Canada Post informed on October 16 that it is resetting the passwords of all online customer accounts after unauthorized accesses to online accounts have been reported to the postal service. According to the national postal operator, their...

Former comptroller of hockey training school sentenced for fraud

Charlottetown (October 17, 2019) – Former Andrews Hockey Growth Programs’ comptroller, Courtney Patricia Johnston, was sentenced to 60 days in jail for defrauding her former employer in provincial court in Charlottetown on October 15. Within a stretch of four...

Florida man convicted who was involved in defrauding the City of Ottawa

Fort Lauderdale, USA (October 17, 2019) – Elvin I. Lewis, Jr. has been convicted by a South Florida Jury. Lewis laundered more than US$3 million in fraud proceeds obtained from international cyber scams using Business Email Compromise (BEC) schemes between November...

Maryland man sentenced for using Ponzi scheme worth over US$396 million

Baltimore (October 16, 2019) – Kevin B. Merrill from Maryland was sentenced to 22 years in federal prison for conspiracy and fraud conducting a Ponzi scheme worth over US$396 million. Together with his co-conspirators, he defrauded investors using his companies...

Crime Stoppers warns against romance scam impersonating Jeremy Renner

Vernon (October 15, 2019) – Crime Stoppers Central Okanagan issued a warning on October 10 against a romance scam in British Columbia impersonating Avengers Star Jeremy Renner. The online romance scammer approaches women on social media sites with fraudulent...

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Breaking Fraud Cases from the Canadian Courts August 2019

Breaking Fraud Cases from the Canadian Courts August 2019

  At Canadian Fraud News, we review the decisions as they are released by Canadian Courts and then publish those we believe are of interest to private sector civil fraud recovery lawyers and investigators, as well as public law enforcement, security regulators, and...

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Breaking Fraud Cases from the Canadian Courts June 2019

Breaking Fraud Cases from the Canadian Courts June 2019

  At Canadian Fraud News, we review the decisions as they are released by Canadian Courts and then published those which we believe are of interest to private sector civil fraud recovery lawyers and investigators, as well as public law enforcement, security...

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Breaking Fraud Cases from the Courts May 27, 2019

Breaking Fraud Cases from the Courts May 27, 2019

  At Canadian Fraud News, we review the decisions as they are released by Canadian Courts and then publish those which we believe are of interest to private sector civil fraud recovery lawyers and investigators, as well as public law enforcement, security regulators...

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Breaking Fraud Cases from the Courts April 26, 2019

Breaking Fraud Cases from the Courts April 26, 2019

At Canadian Fraud News, we review the decisions as they are released by Canadian Courts and publish those which we believe are of interest to private sector civil fraud recovery lawyers and investigators, as well as public law enforcement, securities regulators, and...

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Breaking Fraud Cases from the Canadian Courts August 2019

Breaking Fraud Cases from the Canadian Courts August 2019

  At Canadian Fraud News, we review the decisions as they are released by Canadian Courts and then publish those we believe are of interest to private sector civil fraud recovery lawyers and investigators, as well as public law enforcement, security regulators, and...

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Breaking Fraud Cases from the Canadian Courts June 2019

Breaking Fraud Cases from the Canadian Courts June 2019

  At Canadian Fraud News, we review the decisions as they are released by Canadian Courts and then published those which we believe are of interest to private sector civil fraud recovery lawyers and investigators, as well as public law enforcement, security...

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Breaking Fraud Cases from the Courts May 27, 2019

Breaking Fraud Cases from the Courts May 27, 2019

  At Canadian Fraud News, we review the decisions as they are released by Canadian Courts and then publish those which we believe are of interest to private sector civil fraud recovery lawyers and investigators, as well as public law enforcement, security regulators...

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Breaking Fraud Cases from the Courts April 26, 2019

Breaking Fraud Cases from the Courts April 26, 2019

At Canadian Fraud News, we review the decisions as they are released by Canadian Courts and publish those which we believe are of interest to private sector civil fraud recovery lawyers and investigators, as well as public law enforcement, securities regulators, and...

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Breaking Fraud Cases from the Courts May 27, 2019

Breaking Fraud Cases from the Courts May 27, 2019

  At Canadian Fraud News, we review the decisions as they are released by Canadian Courts and then publish those which we believe are of interest to private sector civil fraud recovery lawyers and investigators, as well as public law enforcement, security regulators...

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Investment Fraud

Maryland man sentenced for using Ponzi scheme worth over US$396 million

Baltimore (October 16, 2019) – Kevin B. Merrill from Maryland was sentenced to 22 years in federal prison for conspiracy and fraud conducting a Ponzi scheme worth over US$396 million. Together with his co-conspirators, he defrauded investors using his companies...

Securities Commission issues warning against Aureum Energy investments

Winnipeg (October 10, 2019) – On October 8th, the Manitoba Securities Commission (MSC) warned against investing in the U.S. based company Aureum Energy. The so-called ‘Energy Project’ is actively promoting investments in Manitoba. The MSC issued the investor alert...

Former church treasurer sentenced to two years in prison for fraud

Ottawa (October 7, 2019) – Former volunteer church treasurer and retired federal government accountant, Barton Burron, was sentenced to two years in prison for fraud over $5,000 on October 4. Burron defrauded the St. Luke Lutheran Church in New Edinburgh out of...

Man wanted for half-million-dollar investment fraud

Region of Peel (September 27, 2019) – The Peel Regional Police announced on September 26 that Vatsal Khamar is wanted for a half-million-dollar fraud. The man from Toronto allegedly defrauded two victims out of a total of $500,000 in 2016 by conducting an...

Financial commission warns against fraudulent offers for high-risk crypto asset investments

New Brunswick (September 25, 2019) – New Brunswick’s Financial commission joins the warnings issued by international regulators and the Manitoba Securities Commission against 4XFX and Coinbrokerz which claimed to offer investment opportunities in bitcoin along...
Man wanted for half-million-dollar investment fraud

Man wanted for half-million-dollar investment fraud

Region of Peel (September 27, 2019) – The Peel Regional Police announced on September 26 that Vatsal Khamar is wanted for a half-million-dollar fraud. The man from Toronto allegedly defrauded two victims out of a total of $500,000 in 2016 by conducting an investment...

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Homeowner warns about rental scam

Homeowner warns about rental scam

Langley (October 2, 2019) – Homeowners from Langley warn about a rental scam. Their house was apparently fraudulently posted on Craigslist as a rental property, Global News reported. As already four people were scammed, the legitimate owners of the property are...

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Mortgage Fraud

‘Victims of Syndicated Mortgage Investments’ fight back against regulator and the Law Society of Ontario

Toronto (September 16, 2019) – The collective ‘Victims of Syndicated Mortgage Investments’ (VOSMI) demand further investigations in the conduct of their lost syndicated mortgage investments. After, they were poorly informed about the potential risks that come...

Almost a quarter of millennials think it’s okay to lie on mortgage applications, according to Equifax survey

Toronto (September 9, 2019) – The results of the most recent Equifax survey suggest that nearly a quarter of Canada’s millennials (23 per cent) think, it’s okay to lie about their income on mortgage appications. That is almost double the amount of the general...

Mortgage and vehicle sale fraud brings remorseful fraudster five-year prison term

Calgary (July 25, 2019) – Giovanni Bartolotti has been sentenced to five years imprisonment and to pay restitution of $161,665 for mortgage and vehicle sale fraud. Crown prosecutor Steven Johnston and defense counsel Peter Hoare offered a joint submission to the...

Alleged ‘shadow’ mortgage broker implicated in dozens of shady deals

Jan. 9, 2018 (courtesy of CBC.ca)- B.C. financial authorities have identified a woman accused of acting as a 'shadow' mortgage broker by feeding altered tax documents to licensed professionals on behalf of dozens of people who wouldn't otherwise qualify for loans....

Edmonton man charged in $5.5 million Ponzi scheme

July 24, 2018 (Courtesy of CBC.ca) - Edmonton police say they have uncovered a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme involving hundreds of fraudulent mortgage loans. Police allege Timothy Carruthers facilitated 257 fraudulent bridge mortgage loans worth a total of $5.5...

Consumer Fraud

Used car salesman defrauds 14 customers over two years by selling cars he never delivered

Dartmouth (October 8, 2019) – Used car salesman, Michael David Surette, duped 14 customers between 2015 and 2018 by selling cars he never delivered. The total amount the customers of the Used Car Factory 21 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia were defrauded of adds up to...

Woman made up craft show, now charged with fraud

Oshawa (September 30, 2019) – Marci Thackeray, a woman, who made up a craft show in Oshawa is now arrested and charged with fraud. The Durham Regional Police informed in a press release about five victims who allegedly had been defrauded by the 33-year-old while...

Fraudsters taking advantage of Telus costumers impacted by email outage

(August 30, 2019) – After Telus customers were impacted by an email outage, they now are being targeted by fraudsters impersonating Telus employees. Global News reported that Telus customers have complained about fraudulent calls after Telus informed their...

Additional charges for autograph-fraudster as more victims come forward

Edmonton (August 28, 2019) – The Edmonton Police laid additional charges against Chandra Vinesh Singh in connection with selling Connor McDavid jerseys with fraudulent autographs online as more victims came forward. The 23-year-old was already charged with fraud...

Suspect arrested in Mississauga series of frauds

Mississauga (August 27, 2019) – The Peel Regional Police informs about the arrest of the suspect in a series of frauds in the city of Mississauga, on August 24. The suspect is Thomas Henry Ogden. He was wanted on an arrest warrant for allegedly defrauding four...

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