Ontario police warn public roof repair scam circulating

Police in Parry Sound are warning northern Ontario residents about a roof repair fraud scam believed to be targeting older adults. According to Ontario Provincial Police, individuals claiming to represent a roofing company go...

Ottawa contractor pleads guilty to fraud

An Ottawa contractor has pleaded guilty to one count of uttering threats and one count of fraud over $5,000 relating to 28 victims over work that was never finished or in some cases never even started. On Wednesday, Crown attorney Malcolm Savage said Cory Cahill...

Shane Ross of Belleville, Ontario, and Halifax, Nova Scotia, Sentenced to 90 Days Jail for Contempt of Court in Fraud Case

On July 15, 2021, Shane Ross was sentenced to 90 days jail for civil contempt where there was no criminal prosecution. Shane Ross is to next appear in Court on November 1, 2021, to report to the Court his efforts to purge his contempt, determine if a further...

Contractor arrested for taking $64K to restore cottage, but leaving it unfinished

A cottage country contractor has been arrested and charged with fraud — again — this time for allegedly bilking the Toronto woman who originally blew the whistle on him.

Quebec homebuyers left in a lurch after developer goes bankrupt

Everything fell apart and the couple is one of more than 100 people who are looking for answers after the home-building company they trusted went bankrupt — leaving homes unfinished or not even started.

Albertans warned about asphalt paving fraud

Service Alberta’s Consumer Investigations Unit is warning Albertans about unscrupulous asphalt paving companies currently travelling throughout Alberta that commonly target residential, commercial, and farming residents in small towns and rural communities.

OPP charge cottage country contractor with defrauding more homeowners

A contractor in Ontario’s cottage country already accused of bilking cottagers through alleged renovation scams has been arrested again, provincial police say.

Construction fraudster already behind bars

Brody Racine, 40, pleaded guilty to theft over $5,000 when he appeared before Justice Kathleen Baker, who sentenced him to four months concurrent with the penitentiary sentence Racine is already serving for other crimes.

Three defendants charged in CRA bribery trial request absence from court

In November, the RCMP charged a second CRA employee with taking a bribe from Quebec construction magnate Tony Accurso. Accurso, 69, allegedly transferred money from his companies to Swiss bank accounts in an effort to hide revenue and to have then bribed the CRA auditors so he could avoid paying taxes on revenue he had generated through his companies, Simard-Beaudry Constructions and Constructions Louisbourg.

Ontario Contractor Shane Ross and Standard Building Contractors found liable of fraud

After a devastating fire that destroyed their house beyond repair in 2019, a Clarendon Station, Ont., family hired a friend to rebuild. Months later, with little work done on the property and more than $137,000 paid, they terminated their relationship with Shane Ross and filed a fraud lawsuit again him and his companies.

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

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...

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The fall of crypto exchange FTX is ‘worse than Theranos, worse than Madoff’ as federal probes mount, former SEC official says

The fall of crypto exchange FTX is ‘worse than Theranos, worse than Madoff’ as federal probes mount, former SEC official says

The fall of cryptocurrency exchange FTX has drawn numerous comparisons to the collapse of Lehman Brothers, which sparked the 2008 financial crisis. But a former Securities and Exchange Commission official likened FTX to the Theranos and Bernie Madoff debacles....

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How To Avoid phishing scams

How To Avoid phishing scams

In the past few weeks, the Kimberley RCMP, via their social media page, have been educating Kimberley residents about phishing. The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre reports that it received 7,190 reports of phishing last year and it estimates that only five per cent of...

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