Man faces charges for making and selling fake transit passes in Calgary

Aug 3, 2018 ( Courtesy of CTVnews.ca ) - Calgary police have charged a man after a lengthy investigation led to the discovery of more than $1 million in fake transit passes. The year-long investigation involved nine search warrants and eventually led to arrest of a...

Don’t fall for ‘gifting cloud’ pyramid schemes, warn Drumheller RCMP

July 19,2018 (Courtesy of CBC.ca) - Drumheller RCMP have issued a warning following what they say is an increase in invitations to participate in "gifting cloud" pyramid schemes in the southern Alberta town. The events, also known as "pay-it-forward clouds" or...

Real police say fake Mounties weren’t actually involved in scam of B.C. woman

June 25, 2018 (Courtesy of the Canadian Press) -Vancouver police say a woman who claimed to have been arrested by fake police officers in a fraud scheme exaggerated her report. Police now say that the woman was never physically approached by people claiming to be...

Scam calls target Chinese community, fraud busters warn

June 21, 2018 Courtesy of Ottawacitizen.com) - The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre has issued a bulletin warning that people in Canada are being targeted with calls claiming to come from the Beijing police, Interpol, the Chinese embassy or a delivery firm with a suspicious...

Court docs claim vehicle fraud involving more than 100 vehicles

May 17, 2018 (courtesy of CTV.ca) - An Edmonton car dealership has taken legal action against an Edmonton man, and a number of companies he is involved with, after more than 33 vehicles were taken from the dealership’s lot earlier this year. A Statement of Claim...

Fraudsters ‘spoof’ RCMP’s phone number in tax scam

May 16, 2018 (Courtesy of the Ottawa Citizen ) - The RCMP isn’t making calls claiming taxpayers owe big and will be under arrest if they don’t pay up via money transfer, the force is warning. It’s a scam and the calls, in which fraudsters impersonate police officers,...

Solar panel business owner changes pleas to guilty in fraud case

May 15, 2018 (courtesy of CBC.ca) - A Dartmouth businessman has changed his plea to guilty on two counts of fraud in a case in which several customers claim they lost thousands of dollars when they paid for solar panels that were never delivered. Barry Pincock, 51, of...

Canadian fraud victims could get some of $586M US Western Union settlement

U.S. ruling found company failed to properly protect customers against fraudsters May 2, 2018  (Courtesy of CBC.ca) - Police departments across Canada are informing fraud victims who sent funds through Western Union that they may be eligible to get some of their money...

Winnipeg funeral home operator charged with forgery and fraud

May 1 2018 (courtesy of  globalnews.ca) -A former funeral home operator has been charged with two dozen counts of forgery and fraud. Winnipeg Police have accused Mike Knysh of stealing $35,000 from Manitobans who purchased pre-paid funeral plans from Knysh Funeral...

Ecuadorians Challenge Chevron Over $9.5B Award In Canadian Court

April 17, 2018 (Courtesy of oilprice.com) - Ecuadorian farmers and indigenous people will seek to show an Ontario Court of Appeal this week that Chevron Canada is legally liable for a US$9.5-billion award that the Ecuadorians won against the U.S. parent Chevron Corp...

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