‘Tis the season – Don’t fall for ‘Secret Sister’ gift exchange invitations

November 26, 2019 – The Better Business Bureau (BBB) warned not to fall for ‘Secret Sister’ invitations. The campaign is supposed to be an online ‘Secret Santa’ among strangers but relies on a pyramid scheme and is therefore considered illegal in Canada. Every holiday...

Convicted fraudster allegedly ran international online scam from Nigerian maximum security prison

Lagos, Nigeria (November 22, 2019) – Convicted online fraudster, Hope Olusegun Aroke, allegedly ran an international online scam from a Nigerian maximum security prison while serving his current jail term, according to Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes...

Fraudulent wire transfer request costs Waterloo Brewing $2.1 million

Kitchener (November 22, 2019) – Waterloo Brewing recognized this week that it became a victim of a ‘social-engineering Cyberattack’ earlier this month. A scammer tricked the company in wiring $2.1 million to a fraudulent account. According to the brewery, there is no...

Be aware of government grant scam involving fake Facebook doppelgänger

Saskatoon (November 6, 2019) – Saskatoon police issued a warning to make the public aware of a circulating government grant scam involving fake Facebook doppelgängers. People reported having received messages from apparent Facebook friends. However, scammers had...

Fraud and money laundering ring organizer from Mississauga sentenced by Florida court

Tampa, Florida (November 5, 2019) – Fraud and money laundering ring organizer, Ikechukwu Derek Amadi from Mississauga, sentenced by Florida court to 15 years in U.S. prison for conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. The dual citizen of Nigeria and Canada recruited...

Sudbury Real Estate Board warns against rental scam connected to Prop2Go.com

Sudbury (October 29, 2019) – The Sudbury Real Estate Board issued a warning against an alleged rental scam connected to the website Prop2Go.com. The association suspects that rental listings on the website are copied from the brokerage’s real estate ‘for sale’...

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 network...

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. Nana...

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...

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