Manitobans are targeted in cryptocurrency scams: securities commission

A Winnipeg woman fell victim to a cryptocurrency investment scam which led to her maxing out her credit card and losing $18, 000. She reported the scam to Jason Roy, a senior investigator at the Manitoba Securities Commission. The Winnipeg victim told Roy she had been...

Fredericton Chamber of Commerce has been advised of fraudulent activities

The Fredericton Chamber of Commerce have been advised of fraudulent activities regarding inheritance claims and other legal matters using the chamber’s corporate identity, personal identity, and contact information of our CEO. These activities include, but are not...

Hackers took over an Instagram Influencers account and scammed her followers

A Canadian woman is warning social media users to be careful of fraud. Sharon Mudavanhu, known as @YogaColourist on Instagram, said hackers took over her Instagram page and scammed thousands of dollars from her followers. Mudavanhu amassed over 82,000 followers on the...

Private investigators warn that Fraudsters preying on Canadians’ loneliness and vulnerability during the pandemic

Private investigators in Toronto are reporting a rise in fraud as scammers are targeting desperate and vulnerable Canadians during the pandemic. Owner of Star Quality Private Investigations in Toronto, Adrienne Fekete, said her firm has seen a more-than-600-per-cent...

The latest cons in the cryptocurrency world

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Scam The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said that US $2 million was stolen from cryptocurrency investors by fraudsters impersonating Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Musk is a proponent of currencies like bitcoin and dogecoin. A giveaway scam contacted...

RCMP in Kelowna issue a warning for business owners, as several are being targeted by email fraud

Mounties are reminding business owners to beware of a common scam circulating in the Central Okanagan. The Kelowna RCMP is warning the local business community to beware of a cyber fraud. This scam entails a criminal targeting a business and exploiting an existing...

Edmonton woman lost $1K to loan scam

An Edmonton woman is warning people about advanced fee loan fraud in the hope it can stop others from falling prey to the scam. The Better Business Bureau scam tracker says more than $85,000 has been lost this year across Canada and there has been a rise in loan...

Alberta’s New COVID-19 Vaccine Card Could Lead to Fakes

The Alberta government launched its COVID-19 immunization record so vaccinated individuals can print out a card-sized copy. It appears there are flaws in the system and getting your name on one of these cards is easy. After the site launched, individuals on social...

Scammers are Posing as Officials from The Canada Border Services Agency in Manitoba

RCMP in Steinbach, Manitoba say scammers are posing as officials from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and asking people for personal information. RCMP want to warn the public of this scam and would like to remind citizens to never disclose personal...

Mississauga Man Sentenced to More Than 11 Years in U.S. Prison for Money Laundering Crimes

The 36-year-old, who is a dual citizen of Canada and the U.S., pleaded guilty in a U.S. district court in California for money laundering crimes that involved the theft of funds from bank accounts in the U.S., Canada., the UK, and several other locations around the...

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