City of Saskatoon became victim of identity fraud scheme and lost over $1M

Saskatoon (August 16, 2019) – The City of Saskatoon has paid $1.04 million to a fraudster after falling for an identity theft scheme. City manager Jeff Jorgenson told media on August 15 that the city is now focusing on the recovery of the taxpayer’s money. The city...

Latest wire fraud scam targets Human Resource departments

Saskatoon (August 14, 2019) – The Saskatoon Police are warning the public of a new wire fraud scam that targets the direct deposit information of employees. The scam involves the fraudsters reaching out directly to the Human Resources department of the target employee...

Data breach class-action lawsuit launched against Capital One

Vancouver (August 07, 2019) – The Vancouver law firm Charney Lawyers launched a class-action lawsuit against Capital One as a consequence of the massive data breach earlier this year according to CTV News. Since March 2019, a hacker was in possession of the personal...

Calgary bitcoin YouTuber scams cryptocurrency scammer back for a good cause

Calgary (August 07, 2019) – Calgary YouTuber Ben Perrin exposed an attempted bitcoin fraudster on Instagram. The scammer reached out to him with a too good to be true Bitcoin investment offer on Monday. He convinced the fraudster to send him US$50, which he donated to...

Man wanted for Kijiji online fraud

Ottawa (August 06, 2019) – The Ottawa Police Service Organized Fraud Unit is looking for information on a man who is charged with 33 counts of fraud. A warrant has been issued for Patrick Vaudrin of Ottawa. The 40-year-old man is described as a Caucasian male, 5’10...

6 million Canadians impacted by Capital One data breach

Image credit: Capital One Bank, Bastrop, LA IMG 2804" by Billy Hathorn is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en) McLean, USA (July 30, 2019) – Capital One declared that a hacker obtained the personal information of 6...

Fraudsters send out phony messages allegedly from Hydro-Québec

Montreal (July 23, 2019) – Hydro-Québec customers have been increasingly targeted with phishing attempts. Fraudsters are using phone calls, emails, and text messages pretending that there is an urgent matter which can be solved by handing over personal information or...

Equifax data breach scandal comes to an end with record settlement of US$650 million

Washington (July 22, 2019) – Equifax Inc. settled multiple U.S. probes and a pending class-action lawsuit over the 2017 data breach with a record amount of up to US$650 million, Reuters reports. More than 143 million Americans and Canadians sensitive information had...

City Of Ottawa treasurer tricked into wiring $100K US to fraudster

April 9, 2019 ( Courtesy of CBC.ca) - City treasurer Marian Simulik fell for a "fake CEO scam" and wired more than $100,000 to a fraudster last summer, according to a startling report from Ottawa's audit general released Monday afternoon. Many people...

How hackers take over your accounts using social engineering

Feb. 14, 2019 ( Courtesy CBC.ca) - In a recent segment on CBC's marketplace two ethical hackers explain the process of social engineering and how it is used to take control of your accounts. https://youtu.be/Ck_r2GYLdCI

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