Scammers are Posing as Officials from The Canada Border Services Agency in Manitoba

RCMP in Steinbach, Manitoba say scammers are posing as officials from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and asking people for personal information. RCMP want to warn the public of this scam and would like to remind citizens to never disclose personal...

Mississauga Man Sentenced to More Than 11 Years in U.S. Prison for Money Laundering Crimes

The 36-year-old, who is a dual citizen of Canada and the U.S., pleaded guilty in a U.S. district court in California for money laundering crimes that involved the theft of funds from bank accounts in the U.S., Canada., the UK, and several other locations around the...

Fraud Rates Increase in Canada Post COVID-19 Lockdown

As COVID lockdowns lift, fraudsters are shifting their focus to the industries showing the most growth.  As suspected, fraudsters are evolving to a digital world. A new study by TransUnion finds the rate of digital fraud attempts rose 16.5% globally in...

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre and United States Secret Service stop $750,000 fraud transfer

On July 6, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre shared a notification about a possible Business Email Compromise scam with the United States Secret Service Ottawa Field Office that resulted in saving a U.S.-based company from losing almost US$750,000 and a number of jobs.

Return scams jump as fraudsters exploit e-commerce boom

Retailers say they are seeing a sharp increase in a type of return fraud in which consumers claim they never received their online orders even though they did. The practice, known as “item not received” fraud, took off during the pandemic, when warehouses were backed up and carriers were overwhelmed by a surge in e-commerce orders.

BBB warns of Amazon raffle scam

In 2020, BBB received 771 reports of scams impersonating Amazon. The bogus raffle and suspicious link are part of a con used to trick people into visiting a phishing website, where they unwittingly share account credentials as well as personal and financial information with fraudsters.

Gang behind huge cyber-attack demands $70m in Bitcoin

The REvil group claims its malware, which initially targeted US IT firm Kaseya, has hit one million “systems”.

Computer scams are on the rise in Nova Scotia, RCMP say

Some computer repair shops in Nova Scotia have been seeing a rise in online scams since the COVID-19 pandemic began and the RCMP is warning the public to be on alert.

BBB warns about, consumers say site doesn’t deliver products

The Better Business Bureau is issuing a warning on Sneakfoot, a website that advertises as an “independent reseller” of name brand products ranging from shoes to apparel.

JBS Canada beef processing facility in Alberta resumes production after cyberattack

The JBS Canada beef processing facility in Alberta has resumed production after a cyberattack that impacted the company’s operations in North America and Australia.

Online Fraud

Halifax RCMP warn against ransomware scams

Halifax RCMP warn against ransomware scams

Halifax (June 17, 2020) – The Halifax District RCMP issued a warning against ransomware scams targeting businesses. A local company reported that its network had been hacked with ransomware. The hackers demanded $270,000. Any business or individual could be a target...

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