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...

ASC: Convicted Ponzi scammer permanently banned from capital market

Calgary (November 25, 2020) – The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) permanently prohibited Edmonton man, Timothy Ray Carruthers, from participating in Alberta’s capital market on November 17, after he was convicted for a Ponzi scheme at the Court of Queen’s Bench of...

Burlington man charged with alleged $1.3 million Ponzi scheme

Burlington (November 20, 2020) – The Halton police laid charges against Francesco Perre from Burlington in connection with an alleged $1.3 million Ponzi scheme. He is accused of soliciting investments from his victims for a stock market investment program. However,...

Winnipeg funeral director charged with fraud in connection with prepaid funeral plans

Winnipeg (November 9, 2020) – The Winnipeg police charged former local funeral director, Chad Robert Wheeler, for defrauding families out of their prepaid funeral costs. He has been charged with Fraud Over $5,000. 76 prepaid funeral plans were sold at Wheeler Funeral...

London financial advisor accused of $1.5M investment fraud

London (October 30, 2020) – The London police laid fraud charges against the financial advisor, Chanrith Yin, in relation to investment fraud. He is accused of bilking six of his clients out of $1.5 million during a six-year period. The police allege that he convinced...

Calgary man, wanted for multimillion-dollar funding scam, turned himself in after returning from Czech Republic

Lethbridge (September 28, 2020) – The Calgary man, Josef Korec, who was wanted for his role in a multimillion-dollar funding scam, turned himself in to Lethbridge police on September 23 after returning from the Czech Republic. Two months ago, the Lethbridge...

Three Canadians charged with securities fraud for U.S. pump-and-dump scheme

San Diego, USA (September 25, 2020) – The U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of California laid charges against four men – three of them Canadians – over their roles in an alleged pump-and-dump scheme and a stock market manipulation ring. Ongkaruck...

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

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...

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