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Here are the top holiday scams in Canada you should be on the lookout for this season

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre said over $400 million has been lost due to fraud this year. As the holiday season approaches, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) is warning of common scams that could dampen both people’s spirits and their wallets. According to the...

Anna Sorokin says Sam Bankman-Fried’s media apology tour is a scam: ‘He’s just trying to save himself’

The convicted scammer Anna Sorokin thinks Sam Bankman-Fried's media apology tour is insincere garbage, she told Insider, saying he's trying to lay the groundwork for a legal defense over his role in FTX's meltdown and the evaporation of billions of dollars....

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou escapes fraud charges

The dismissal is part of a deferred prosecution agreement reached with U.S. federal prosecutors last year in which Meng admitted to making misleading statements to HSBC regarding Huawei’s sales activities in Iran. A U.S. District Court judge in Brooklyn has dismissed...

Victims of alleged Chinese currency exchange scam want investigation into millions lost

Exchange business owner denies wrongdoing, says victim 'ought to have known' there was material risk of loss. An Dong Pan says he didn't have any concerns when he referred his client to a currency exchange business in Richmond, B.C. A Realtor for over a decade,...

‘I didn’t ever try to commit fraud on anyone,’ FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried says

Cryptocurrency firm FTX went bankrupt earlier this month. The man at the centre of collapsed cryptocurrency exchange FTX made his first public appearance since the saga began, telling a New York audience on Wednesday that it was never his intention to commit fraud....

OPP warning of scams around holiday season

Over the last few weeks, police have investigated several gift card scams, offers involving bank loans and credit line scams and emergency gift card scams. The Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind community members to be...

Major Canadian Crypto Exchange Coinsquare Says Client Data Breached

The exchange claimed the breached personal data wasn't likely seen "by the bad actor” and customers' assets are “secure in cold storage and are not at risk.” Coinsquare, one of Canada’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, may have been breached, but the company claims...

FTX tells court it has evidence Sam Bankman-Fried transferred assets to Bahamas government custody after bankruptcy

FTX in a bombshell emergency court filing Thursday said it has credible evidence that Bahamian regulators directed former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried to gain "unauthorized access" to FTX systems to obtain digital assets belonging to the company after it had filed for...

Met Police chief: If you get a text from us in next 24 hours – you’ve been a victim of fraud

Sir Mark Rowley, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, has told the public if you get a text from the force in the next 24 hours - you have been the victim of fraud. Scotland Yard's most senior officer acknowledged that the warnings are fraught with problems, because...

Peel police arrest man in alleged ‘romance scam,’ believe there are more victims

A Brampton man has been arrested after allegedly receiving over $10,000 in a “romance scam,” and police believe there may be more victims. In a news release on Thursday, Peel Regional Police said an older adult victim sent money to the suspect to allegedly pay off...

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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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Crypto Currency 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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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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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

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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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

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

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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