OPP charged nine people in private career college scheme

Markham (November 18, 2020) – The OPP charged nine people with multiple fraud related offenses in connection with a private career college scheme. The nine individuals were employees and a former student of the Royal Institute of Science Management (RISM) in Markham....

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...

BEC scammer tried to dupe government of Northwest Territories with invoice fraud

Yellowknife (October 27, 2020) – A BEC (Business Email Compromise) scammer attempted to dupe the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) using invoice fraud. The RCMP explained that a business partner of the GNWT was the subject of a phishing attack. The...

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...

Barrie man charged with $56 million Ponzi scheme involving debit card terminals

Barrie (September 16, 2020) – The OPP charged the Barrie man, Charles Debono, with fraud, bribery, money laundering, and forgery for an alleged $56 million Ponzi scheme, which supposedly defrauded hundreds of victims over six years. The ‘landmark international fraud...

Charges laid against two Montreal brothers related to high-profile cyberattacks

Montreal (September 10, 2020) – The RCMP charged two Montreal men, Jacob Costanzo-Peterson and Félix Costanzo-Peterson, for conducting high-profile cyberattacks against Canadian Tire Corporation, BMO, and Simplii Financial in 2017 and 2018. In August 2018, the two...

ASC: Two Alberta residents engaged in Bluforest pump and dump scheme

Calgary (August 31, 2020) – The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) announced that they found that Cem (Jim) Can and Charles Michael Miller engaged in a fraudulent pump and dump scheme using the carbon-offsets marketing company Bluforest Inc. while breaching Alberta...

Two Alberta men charged in funding scam

Lethbridge (July 31, 2020) – Lethbridge Police Service laid charges against Josef Korec and Dustin Ritter from southern Alberta in connection with an alleged multi-million dollar investment fraud. They are accused of defrauding a Lethbridge man out of more than $3.1...

Ontario men charged for illegal stock sales by U.S. regulator

Miami (July 16, 2020) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) accused three men of defrauding investors out of more than US$1.9 million in illegal stock sales in connection with Arizona-based wind turbine company, Thunderbird Power Corp. The U.S....

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

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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