Canada post resets passwords for online customers after reported unauthorized access to accounts

October 18, 2019 – Canada Post informed on October 16 that it is resetting the passwords of all online customer accounts after unauthorized accesses to online accounts have been reported to the postal service. According to the national postal operator, their...

Florida man convicted who was involved in defrauding the City of Ottawa

Fort Lauderdale, USA (October 17, 2019) – Elvin I. Lewis, Jr. has been convicted by a South Florida Jury. Lewis laundered more than US$3 million in fraud proceeds obtained from international cyber scams using Business Email Compromise (BEC) schemes between November...

RCMP arrests two suspects in connection with Bell data breach

Ottawa (October 9, 2019) – RCMP arrested Nana Koranteng and Jesiah Russell-Francis in connection with the Bell data breach in 2018. On October 8, fraud charges were laid against the suspects from Montreal who are alleged to have been involved in the cyber-attack....

Homeowner warns about rental scam

Langley (October 2, 2019) – Homeowners from Langley warn about a rental scam. Their house was apparently fraudulently posted on Craigslist as a rental property, Global News reported. As already four people were scammed, the legitimate owners of the property are...

Three web domains seized in online job scam

Edmonton (September 30, 2019) – Edmonton Police have seized three web domains as a result of an online job scam investigation. According to the police, there were 93 employment scam reports during the first half of 2019, with a total loss of over $240,000....

BBB report: More than US$33,6 million reported losses to BEC scams since 2016

September 27, 2019 – Since 2016, businesses and organizations in Canada reported a total of US$33.6 million in losses as a result of Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams according to a new report of the Better Business Bureau (BBB). The BBB urges businesses...

Thousands of dollars lost by e-transfer frauds

September 23, 2019 – E-transfer fraud is more common than assumed. In fact, thousands of dollars are stolen by e-transfer fraudsters. CBC’s Go Public reports of 56 people who have fall victim to this scam, their total losses are $64,000. The victims experienced...

Fraudulent Kijiji car ad scams Port Hope resident

Port Hope (September 13, 2019) – A Port Hope resident was defrauded of $500, which he paid for a car, he found in an advertisement on Kijiji on September 10. After he put down the deposit, the bogus seller could not be reached anymore and it turned out that the...

House in Edmonton used as property for rental scam for years, deceived dozens of people

Edmonton (September 12, 2019) – A house in Edmonton’s Dickensfield neighbourhood has been advertised in rental scams for at least four years. Actual tenants state, about a dozen people per year knock on their door expecting to move in, Global News reported. After...

Don’t fall for Advance Fee Loan Scams. It’s illegal in Ontario.

Windsor (September 6, 2019) – Windsor police issued a warning to the public about Advance Fee Loan Scams. The scheme was recently reported to the authorities by three individuals. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) investigated the allegedly fraudulent company,...

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