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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Scam The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said that US $2 million was stolen from cryptocurrency investors by fraudsters impersonating Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Musk is a proponent of currencies like bitcoin and dogecoin. A giveaway scam contacted...

RCMP in Kelowna issue a warning for business owners, as several are being targeted by email fraud

Mounties are reminding business owners to beware of a common scam circulating in the Central Okanagan. The Kelowna RCMP is warning the local business community to beware of a cyber fraud. This scam entails a criminal targeting a business and exploiting an existing...

There is a risk of more than 800 fraudulent COVID-19 payments in New Brunswick

The New Brunswick auditor general disclosed that there is a risk of more than 800 fraudulent payments amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This was because of lack of a control mechanism on validating social insurance numbers. During the peak of the pandemic, the...

Auto Fraud Incidents – Regina Police warn

Police in Regina are asking citizens to take steps to protect themselves if they buy used vehicles. On Friday the police said they have received several files this year regarding used vehicle purchases from online sales platforms and dealerships. The Regina police...

Woman defrauded more than $200K from an Edmonton charity

A 43-year-old woman in Edmonton has been charged with theft and fraud-related offences after a charity, Alberta Foster and Kinship Association (AFKA), was defrauded of more than $200,000. The investigation started in October 2020, when AFKA police discovered their...

Edmonton woman lost $1K to loan scam

An Edmonton woman is warning people about advanced fee loan fraud in the hope it can stop others from falling prey to the scam. The Better Business Bureau scam tracker says more than $85,000 has been lost this year across Canada and there has been a rise in loan...

RCMP issued a warning about an ‘overpayment scam’ in B.C

Police in Vancouver B.C. want to warn the public about the "the overpayment scam", which has increased significantly in recent weeks. The "overpayment scam" is when scammers approach sellers and make a purchase using a cheque made out for more than the asking price,...

The “Grandparent Scam” is dramatically increasing in Winnipeg.

The Winnipeg Police Service is warning the public after a dramatic increase in the number of “emergency” scams seen across Canada in 2021. On Friday the Police released that there were 457 reports of the scheme, titled the “Grandparent Scam,” in Canada throughout the...

A former principal at Altadore School in Southwest Calgary pleads guilty to forgery

Alexander McKay, the former principal at Altadore school in Southwest Calgary, has pleaded guilty to a charge of forgery in relation to a multi-year scheme that diverted $200,000 from the Calgary Board of Education to a personal bank account he shared with his wife....

Anti-fraud policy prevented Hollywood actresss’ sons from boarding an Air Canada flight

Hollywood actress Holly Robinson Peete, who was in British Columbia filming a Hallmark Christmas movie, is raising concerns about how her sons were treated when they tried to board an Air Canada flight with tickets she bought them.  Peete's two teenaged sons went...

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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.

Businessman charged with fraud in Newfoundland

A businessman who has had his assets frozen by courts in Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia in relation to civil allegations of misconduct is now facing a criminal fraud charge.

RCMP Crime Analysts identify recent trend where businesses are targeted in credit card fraud

Saskatchewan and Alberta RCMP Crime Analysts have identified a recent trend that all business owners should be aware of: a number of businesses across Western Canada have been victims of similar high-dollar frauds in the last six months. What's been happening? Someone...
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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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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The latest cons in the cryptocurrency world

The latest cons in the cryptocurrency world

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Scam The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said that US $2 million was stolen from cryptocurrency investors by fraudsters impersonating Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Musk is a proponent of currencies like bitcoin and dogecoin. A giveaway scam contacted...

read more
Edmonton woman lost $1K to loan scam

Edmonton woman lost $1K to loan scam

An Edmonton woman is warning people about advanced fee loan fraud in the hope it can stop others from falling prey to the scam. The Better Business Bureau scam tracker says more than $85,000 has been lost this year across Canada and there has been a rise in loan...

read more
The latest cons in the cryptocurrency world

The latest cons in the cryptocurrency world

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Scam The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said that US $2 million was stolen from cryptocurrency investors by fraudsters impersonating Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Musk is a proponent of currencies like bitcoin and dogecoin. A giveaway scam contacted...

read more
Edmonton woman lost $1K to loan scam

Edmonton woman lost $1K to loan scam

An Edmonton woman is warning people about advanced fee loan fraud in the hope it can stop others from falling prey to the scam. The Better Business Bureau scam tracker says more than $85,000 has been lost this year across Canada and there has been a rise in loan...

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Alberta’s New COVID-19 Vaccine Card Could Lead to Fakes

Alberta’s New COVID-19 Vaccine Card Could Lead to Fakes

The Alberta government launched its COVID-19 immunization record so vaccinated individuals can print out a card-sized copy. It appears there are flaws in the system and getting your name on one of these cards is easy. After the site launched, individuals on social...

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Two men arrested in unconnected mortgage fraud cases

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...

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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...

Casting a light on elder financial abuse on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15, 2020 – Elder abuse is a serious and growing problem. June 15 is the ‘World Elder Abuse Awareness Day’, which provides an opportunity for communities to promote a better understanding of the abuse and threats that older persons are facing by raising awareness...

Mortgage broker charged in connection with financial elder abuse

Winnipeg (January 24, 2020) – The Manitoba Securities Commission (MSC) laid numerous charges against Manitoba mortgage broker, Bret Allan Dobbin, in connection with financial elder abuse. He is facing 18 counts in violation of The Securities Act and 36 counts in...

Consumer Fraud

Two men arrested in unconnected mortgage fraud cases

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...

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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...
Ontario Energy Board warns of email rebate scams

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...

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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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