Edmonton police’s cyber crime unit has seized a website after suspicious purchases appeared on financial statements of a complainant who had attempted to buy products from the site.
The original complaint dated back to May 10 when the victim went to police alleging their personal financial information had been stolen and fraudulently used to make purchases after using a website called Fazny.ca.
Police said Fazny.ca appears to have been selling computer accessories using images and product descriptions copied from other legitimate online retailers.
“Seizing the domain serves two purposes; to identify further victims and to prevent further fraud,” Const. Phil Hawkins of the cyber crimes investigation unit said in a Friday news release.
“We believe others may also have been defrauded by this website and want to encourage them to report the incident(s) to their local law enforcement agency.”
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This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.
Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.