Russian-Canadian man arrested, awaiting U.S. extradition for alleged global ransomware crimes

A Russian-Canadian man from Ontario is in police custody and awaiting extradition to the United States for his alleged participation in a global ransomware campaign, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday. Mikhail Vasiliev, a 33-year-old dual Russian and...

Are You a Newcomer to Canada? Watch Out For These Scams

Canada has a reputation for being one of the most welcoming countries in the world for immigrants. But not everyone here wants to see you succeed. For Canada’s current generation of thieves, immigrants — even those who haven’t yet arrived in the country — make ideal...

Canadians down $360 million to scams this year; police warn of social-media fraud

Canadians have lost hundreds of millions of dollars to scams this year, and the Saskatchewan RCMP is warning the public about a trick involving social media accounts that you might normally trust. The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre's records say $362.7 million has been...

Almost half of Canadians are worried about being a victim of cybercrime in the coming year

A new poll on cyber security from RBC shows that while most Canadians (71 per cent) are knowledgeable about various types of cyber threats to their personal information, nearly half of Canadians (47 per cent) are worried that they will be a victim of cybercrime in the...

Edmonton police lay more than 160 charges in online fraud investigation

A nearly two-year-long investigation has led to dozens of charges in connection with a series of online frauds. Edmonton police started looking into reports of marketplace frauds in December 2020. In each incident, a suspect responded to an online ad on Facebook...

Charges laid after victim defrauded of $70K in romance scam in Ontario

Police have charged a 44-year-old woman and are searching for another person of interest after someone was defrauded of more than $70,000 in a romance scam. Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say they launched an investigation in March 2020 after being informed of a...

Richmond victim warns of Apple gift card scam

Scammer used email of resident's acquaintance in the scam. “It’s like that image of $1,000 with little wings flying out the window.” That’s how Richmond resident Susan Parsons described being a victim of an ongoing Apple gift card scam earlier this month. What Parsons...

Tenants are accused of fraud, forgery and not paying thousands in rent

A Toronto landlord's months-long quest to evict two tenants he accuses of fraud, forgery and non-payment of rent is heading to an eviction hearing Friday at Ontario's Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB).  It's Mohamed Camara's second attempt to evict the...

Albertans increasingly falling victim to social media fraud and hacks: BBB

A growing number of Albertans are falling victim to social media fraud, according to the Better Business Bureau Serving Southern Alberta and East Kootenay (BBB). The BBB said a number of consumers and businesses recently reported they had been hacked. Calgarian...

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...

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