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COVID-19 used to scam Manitoba farming conference out of $200K

February 3, 2021 – Organizers of a Manitoba farming conference were scammed out of nearly $200,000 in a “sophisticated fraud” that used COVID-19 as a ruse, a judge has ruled. The case involves fake emails, the apparent sale of farmland in central Africa and what could be a completely fake lawyer. CropConnect, a non-profit in Carman, Man., had to go to court to get its money back from a Quebec bank account, where it had been frozen. CBC News reports. | READ MORE