Used car salesman defrauds 14 customers over two years by selling cars he never delivered

Dartmouth (October 8, 2019) – Used car salesman, Michael David Surette, duped 14 customers between 2015 and 2018 by selling cars he never delivered. The total amount the customers of the Used Car Factory 21 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia were defrauded of adds up to...

Woman made up craft show, now charged with fraud

Oshawa (September 30, 2019) – Marci Thackeray, a woman, who made up a craft show in Oshawa is now arrested and charged with fraud. The Durham Regional Police informed in a press release about five victims who allegedly had been defrauded by the 33-year-old while...

Fraudsters taking advantage of Telus costumers impacted by email outage

(August 30, 2019) – After Telus customers were impacted by an email outage, they now are being targeted by fraudsters impersonating Telus employees. Global News reported that Telus customers have complained about fraudulent calls after Telus informed their...

Additional charges for autograph-fraudster as more victims come forward

Edmonton (August 28, 2019) – The Edmonton Police laid additional charges against Chandra Vinesh Singh in connection with selling Connor McDavid jerseys with fraudulent autographs online as more victims came forward. The 23-year-old was already charged with fraud...

Suspect arrested in Mississauga series of frauds

Mississauga (August 27, 2019) – The Peel Regional Police informs about the arrest of the suspect in a series of frauds in the city of Mississauga, on August 24. The suspect is Thomas Henry Ogden. He was wanted on an arrest warrant for allegedly defrauding four...

Phone scams on the rise – Fraudsters are imitating utility or government entity representatives

(August 26, 2019) – Multiple phone scams imitating utility or government entity representatives have been reported last week throughout Canada. Police advise people who receive a suspicious call to hang up, call the organization referred to in the phone call using...

Caution: Your smart device may not be so smart when it comes to scam

(August 20, 2019) – The Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises against using the auto dial function of smart home devices when looking for a customer service number. The electronic assistants might leave their users with a phony customer service and non-recoverable...

Man charged with fraud as a result of investigation into bogus internet tower installations

Township of Alnwick-Haldimand (August 12, 2019) – Brian O’Donaghue has been charged with fraud after allegedly offering to install internet towers in the Township of Alnwick-Haldimand. The 29-year old is facing charges of fraud over $5,000, Global News reports....

B.C. boat dealership under fraud investigation, victims encouraged to come forward

Surrey (August 09, 2019) – The Surrey boat dealership Breakwater Marine is under a fraud investigation. The RCMP’s Economic Crime Unit arrested one person and seized numerous boats while executing a search warrant, police said on Twitter. The authorities believe...

Oblique Toronto contractor sentenced to almost four years in prison for defrauding customers

Toronto (July 30, 2019) – Adam Gardin was sentenced to almost four years in prison under Ontario’s Consumer Protection Act on July 26, 2019. He was also ordered to pay more than $850,000 in restitution according to the Ontario Provincial Offences court....

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