Charges laid in Toronto fraud investigation involving fake cheques, Bitcoin

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March 3, 2021 (Toronto) – Toronto police say they have laid a number of charges following a year-long employment fraud investigation where victims deposited fake cheques before shelling out their own cash.

In a news release, police said that in February of last year 52 Division received a number of complaints about a “sophisticated scam” targeting those in the Greater Toronto Area. The investigation, dubbed Project Drop, found that individuals were repeatedly sending out “hundreds of thousands” of text messages to cell phones across the GTA advertising employment opportunities for couriers. CTV News reports. | READ MORE