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OPP offer fraud prevention tips after several victims come forward in Orillia

Orillia OPP are warning of several scams in the Orillia-area.

Former Squamish Nation councillor on trial for alleged $1 million fraud

A former Squamish Nation councillor is on trial this week in North Vancouver provincial court, charged with allegedly defrauding and stealing almost $1 million from the Indigenous government whose interests she was supposed to represent.

Wahnapitae woman charged in $1-million fraud intends to plead

Feb. 26, 2021 - A Wahnapitae woman charged along with her spouse after a local company was allegedly embezzled out of than $1 million intends to enter guilty pleas soon. She is facing charges that include fraud over $5,000, laundering proceeds of crime, and uttering...

Ottawa police says fraud suspect meets victims on online dating sites and by claiming to be a contractor

Ottawa police are asking for the public’s help locating a fraud suspect, who allegedly meets his potential victims through online dating sites. The Ottawa Police Organized Fraud Unit is looking for Rodney Crabtree, 49, of no fixed address in connection to several fraud investigations.

Former Canadian TV executive convicted of fraud filed false tax returns, hid millions, CRA alleges

Ronald Weinberg, a disgraced Montreal TV executive, convicted of fraud is facing allegations from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) that he filed false tax returns and hid assets in offshore accounts in Bermuda and other foreign locations.

The Cybersecurity Tech Startup Defending Against Identity Fraud

VeriClouds, Inc., is a Seattle-based cybersecurity and data SaaS (software-as-a-service) startup. The company has built a proprietary platform and software using “dark web” threat intelligence and artificial intelligence to address a huge opportunity in the global fraud detection and prevention market.

Fraud Prevention Month: Protecting yourself from scams in 2021

March marks the 17th annual Fraud Prevention Month in Canada. To commemorate the event, the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) released a list of suggestions and advice they suggest Canadians should heed as fraud cases continue to surge across the country.

Barrie police fraud unit issues warning about taxi scam

The Barrie Police Service Fraud Unit has recently become aware of a scam that has surfaced in our community that involves a taxicab driver and passenger who indicate that due to the COVID -19 pandemic the driver cannot accept cash. This scam has also been reported in other communities over past few weeks and is netting the persons responsible money from the unsuspecting victims.

Police make arrest in connection with fraud investigation seeing internet businesses out thousands of dollars

Toronto Police have made an arrest in connection with a fraud investigation. Police say between March 2018 and July 2019, a man defrauded internet businesses of thousands of dollars by marketing the company PPay Inc. as a legitimate credit card processor.

Sentences handed out in major arson and fraud case

Two Napanee, Ont., area men are in prison after being sentenced on a multitude of charges last week.

Barrie police fraud unit issues warning about taxi scam

Barrie police fraud unit issues warning about taxi scam

The Barrie Police Service Fraud Unit has recently become aware of a scam that has surfaced in our community that involves a taxicab driver and passenger who indicate that due to the COVID -19 pandemic the driver cannot accept cash. This scam has also been reported in other communities over past few weeks and is netting the persons responsible money from the unsuspecting victims.

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Information Wanted

Information Wanted – Gwendolyne J. Rodriguez

Information Wanted – Gwendolyne J. Rodriguez

Wanted Financial Information on Gwendolyne J. Martinez-Rodriguez, a.k.a. Gwendolyn J. Rodriguez – Date of Birth: February 8, 1986 August 29, 2019 –  Investigation Counsel PC, Fraud Recovery Lawyers, counsel for the victim, is requesting information from anyone...

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Information Wanted – Steven Mann

Information Wanted – Steven Mann

Information Wanted on Fraudster Steven Mann of Due Process Legal Services and ZHM Recruitment Group UPDATE (August 12, 2019): Steven Mann was recently convicted and sentenced in Newmarket courts for fraud. Jan 8, 2018 - At Canadian Fraud News Inc. we report on...

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Investment Fraud

Quebec man Emmanuel Gweh Gbala pleads guilty in “black money fraud” scheme

On Nov. 5, 2020, Emmanuel Gweh Gbala was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment in a Montreal Court for attempting to defraud a family of $275,000. The case serves as a warning to Canadians and encourages them to protect themselves from similar scams.

Sanjay Madan and family denied funds frozen in massive fraud case alleged by the Ontario government

In the ongoing litigation in Ontario’s civil court system, the provincial government rejected a motion by the Madan family for access to assets frozen by what is known in the legal system as a Mareva injunction.

U.S. charges Montreal man with defrauding elderly in lottery scam

Feb. 10, 2021 - A Montreal man has been criminally charged in New York for his role in a multimillion dollar telemarketing fraud where elderly victims were falsely told they had won Canadian lotteries and sweepstakes, U.S. prosecutors said. Martin Hogan, 52, pleaded...

Mississauga man arrested for allegedly scamming family and friends

Toronto police charged Amritpal Dhillon, 53, last Dec. with five counts of Fraud Over $5,000 and five counts of Possession of Proceeds Over $5,000. It’s alleged that between Feb. 2018 to Jan. 2020, Dhillon convinced family and friends to invest in his business venture which promised a 45 per cent return in interest.

Fake American and Canadian bills roll through town, Kindersley RCMP warn

Feb. 9, 2021 - Counterfeit bills have been fraudulently used in Kindersley, Sask., and RCMP are looking for who is responsible. Staff Sgt. Kevin Peterson said they’ve had five cases at local businesses over the last couple of weeks. Global News reports. | READ MORE

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Online  Fraud

Brampton woman arrested for airline ticket fraud on Kijiji

Brampton woman arrested for airline ticket fraud on Kijiji

Brampton (October 19, 2020) – The Peel police arrested the Brampton woman, Amarjeet Kaur Saini, for an airline ticket scam on October 15. She is accused of impersonating an Air Canada employee on Kijiji and offering fake airline tickets for sale on the online platform...

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Mortgage Fraud

Edmonton man charged in $5.5 million Ponzi scheme

Edmonton man charged in $5.5 million Ponzi scheme

July 24, 2018 (Courtesy of CBC.ca) - Edmonton police say they have uncovered a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme involving hundreds of fraudulent mortgage loans. Police allege Timothy Carruthers facilitated 257 fraudulent bridge mortgage loans worth a total of $5.5...

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Two men arrested in unconnected mortgage fraud cases

Guelph (July 24, 2020) – The police arrested two men in two unconnected mortgage fraud cases. On July 20, Guelph police laid 31 charges against the former mortgage broker, Charn Ghuman, following an eight-years fraud investigation. The Guelph man allegedly collected...

Casting a light on elder financial abuse on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15, 2020 – Elder abuse is a serious and growing problem. June 15 is the ‘World Elder Abuse Awareness Day’, which provides an opportunity for communities to promote a better understanding of the abuse and threats that older persons are facing by raising awareness...

Mortgage broker charged in connection with financial elder abuse

Winnipeg (January 24, 2020) – The Manitoba Securities Commission (MSC) laid numerous charges against Manitoba mortgage broker, Bret Allan Dobbin, in connection with financial elder abuse. He is facing 18 counts in violation of The Securities Act and 36 counts in...

‘Victims of Syndicated Mortgage Investments’ fight back against regulator and the Law Society of Ontario

Toronto (September 16, 2019) – The collective ‘Victims of Syndicated Mortgage Investments’ (VOSMI) demand further investigations in the conduct of their lost syndicated mortgage investments. After, they were poorly informed about the potential risks that come with...

Almost a quarter of millennials think it’s okay to lie on mortgage applications, according to Equifax survey

Toronto (September 9, 2019) – The results of the most recent Equifax survey suggest that nearly a quarter of Canada’s millennials (23 per cent) think, it’s okay to lie about their income on mortgage appications. That is almost double the amount of the general...

Consumer Fraud

Edmonton man charged in $5.5 million Ponzi scheme

Edmonton man charged in $5.5 million Ponzi scheme

July 24, 2018 (Courtesy of CBC.ca) - Edmonton police say they have uncovered a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme involving hundreds of fraudulent mortgage loans. Police allege Timothy Carruthers facilitated 257 fraudulent bridge mortgage loans worth a total of $5.5...

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Multiple incidents of taxi fraud scams reported in Toronto

Toronto police warn the public of ongoing taxi fraud scams in the city and advising that all riders be extra vigilant when riding in a cab. According to a public safety alert from police, multiple taxi fraud scams have been reported in Toronto recently, and the incidents closely resemble the scams that saw six people arrested for stealing millions from unsuspecting customers around the GTA in January of 2019.

Utility providers warn against recent scams

Toronto (December 7, 2020) – The busy holiday season is prime time for scammers looking to take advantage of unsuspecting victims – especially leading into weekends. In response to increased fraudulent activity across the province, Ontario’s four largest electricity...

London police arrested wanted woman for allegedly stealing from seniors in PSW fraud

London (December 2, 2020) – The London police arrested a wanted woman, Amanda Lee Rose Albert, posing as a Personal Support Worker (PSW) two weeks after issuing an arrest warrant against her for multiple fraud and theft charges. Albert is accused of stealing from...

How to protect yourself against fraud while shopping or selling online this holiday season

November 26, 2020 – ‘Keep the Grinch out of the holidays,’ warns the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) in their recent bulletin on holiday scams. Fraudsters are taking advantage of people’s increased online activity during the pandemic and especially during events as...

ASC: Convicted Ponzi scammer permanently banned from capital market

Calgary (November 25, 2020) – The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) permanently prohibited Edmonton man, Timothy Ray Carruthers, from participating in Alberta’s capital market on November 17, after he was convicted for a Ponzi scheme at the Court of Queen’s Bench of...
Utility providers warn against recent scams

Utility providers warn against recent scams

Toronto (December 7, 2020) – The busy holiday season is prime time for scammers looking to take advantage of unsuspecting victims – especially leading into weekends. In response to increased fraudulent activity across the province, Ontario’s four largest electricity...

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Romance & Relationship Fraud

Online investment scam costs Toronto-area woman $80,000

Online investment scam costs Toronto-area woman $80,000

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre says the number one scam in 2020 was romance fraud with Canadians losing $18.5 million dollars to criminals and the number two top scam was investment fraud with losses of $16.5 million. Now, it appears criminals are starting to use the two scams together.

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Quebec network of romance fraudsters dismantled

Quebec network of romance fraudsters dismantled

Montreal (September 18, 2020) – The Sûreté du Quebec announced this week that they dismantled a vast network of romance fraudsters. On September 15, the Quebec provincial police made a dozen arrests in the regions Quebec City, Montreal, and the Outaouais in connection...

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Stoney Creek man arrested for online dating fraud

Stoney Creek man arrested for online dating fraud

Toronto (June 4, 2020) – Toronto police arrested Raymond Coles of Stoney Creek for an online dating fraud on June 2. He is accused of defrauding a woman after they met on a dating website, where he allegedly portrayed himself as a police officer, in January 2018....

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