Online scam uses fake endorsements from Canadian media personalities to sell products

Dec. 14, 2018 (Courtesy of ctvnews.ca) - Lisa LaFlamme is not quitting her job to sell skincare products. Neither is Marilyn Denis or Melissa Grelo. But bogus online ads using fake endorsements from several Canadian media personalities have left many shoppers...

Cyber crooks increasingly targeting home devices

Dec. 6, 2018 (courtesy of CBC.ca) - Cyber criminals are shifting their attention from traditional computers to internet-connected devices in Canadian homes, says the government's cyber security agency. In its cyber threat assessment for 2018, the newly created...

OCS warns customers of data accessed in Canada Post breach

Nov. 7, 2018 ( Courtesy of citynews.ca) - The Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) said the shipping information of some of its customers was accessed by an outside source through the Canada Post delivery tracking tool. In a letter sent to the customers on Wednesday, the OCS...

‘Nowhere to live and nowhere to go’: MUN student from Ontario hit by rental scam

Sept. 10 ,2018 (Courtesy of CBC.ca ) - Imagine moving to Newfoundland from another province to study at Memorial University, only to discover upon your arrival that the people at your new rental property have no idea who you are, or what you're talking about. That's...

Fraud Experts Warn Over Compromise Of Passport Data In Air Canada Breach

Aug 31, 2018 ( Courtesy of https://www.silicon.co.uk) - Hackers may have accessed detailed passport information on thousands of Air Canada customers after its app was compromised late last week Security experts have warned that the compromise of passport data in this...

West Vancouver police warn of elaborate online video scam

July 31, 2018( Courtesy of The Canadian Press) -  West Vancouver police are warning the public about a new online scam using personal email addresses and passwords. Police say victims receive an email that includes the recipient's current or past email password. The...

3 Canadians Arrested as the FBI busts an international email fraud ring that stole millions

June 13, 2108 (Courtesy of Cnet.com) -  The FBI announced 74 arrests across seven countries in a major email fraud bust on Monday. The alleged email scammers, spread across seven countries, would target midsize businesses, looking to trick employees who had access to...

Investors warned about five Ontario firms in global investigation ‘Operation Cryptosweep’

May 23 2018 (Courtesy of the Financialpost.com) - Canadian securities regulators have joined forces with capital markets watchdogs in the United States to scour the cryptocurrency landscape for potentially fraudulent schemes. “Operation Cryptosweep, a coordinated...

Parents, friends of international student defrauded out of over $200K in virtual kidnapping scam

May 22, 2018 (Courtesy of CBC.ca) - Durham police are investigating after parents and friends of an international student were defrauded out of more than $200,000 in a "virtual kidnapping" scam. The 18-year-old female student at McGill University in Montreal, was told...

FBI: Reported Internet Frauds Topped $1.4 Billion Last Year

May 9, 2018  ( Courtesy of darkreading.com)- The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) logged more than 301,000 complaints of Internet crimes last year that resulted in losses of more than $1.4 billion — and that's just from consumers and businesses that...

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