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...

Man allegedly convinced woman he met online to give him cash and gifts worth $100K

May 2, 2018 (Courtesy of CP24.com) -   A 47-year-old man is facing multiple charges after allegedly convincing a woman he met online last year to give him cash and gifts amounting to more than $100,000. According to investigators, the pair met on an online dating...

MacEwan University recovers bulk of $11.8M lost in online phishing scam

University defrauded when staff failed to verify emails requesting changes to banking information April 5, 2018 (Courtesy of CBC.ca ) - After months of legal wrangling, Edmonton's MacEwan University has recovered nearly all of the $11.8 million lost to an online...

Anatomy of an internet scam: How an Edmonton man’s stolen ID was used in a $10,000 international scam

March 26, 2018 (Courtesy of Edmontonjournal.com)- An international online scam involving a Danish nurse, a Nigerian fraudster and an Edmonton man’s driver’s licence is being used as a cautionary tale highlighting how easy it is to be bilked out of thousands of...

RCMP looking for more victims after B.C. man charged with ‘romance fraud’

Reza Moeinian, 37, is accused of dating victims for months, gaining trust and then scamming them March 8, 2018 (courtesy of CBC.ca) - A Maple Ridge, B.C., man has been charged with faking relationships to steal thousands from a number of people — and RCMP say there...

Almost one quarter of Canadians have clicked on a phishing link

Online payment fraud like phishing is a growing trend, and Canadians are worried about it.  According to a new survey conducted by Interac Corp., Canadians are more likely to worry about payment fraud scams like phishing and skimming than home break-ins, vehicle theft...

Online Fraud