The victim of an Internet scam owing $19,000 to the Royal Bank of Canada, Ekaterina Lobaeva realizes her family’s new life in Brandon may not be an improvement after immigrating from Russia.
Lobaeva responded to a call offering her a secret-shopper job in May, the expense of a second car and accreditation to teach English weighing heavily on her mind. Lobaeva was sent a cheque for more than $19,000 and given several assignments by a man named Thomas Wilson. Two weeks later the bank told her the cheque was fraudulent.
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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.