A Winnipeg man faces dozens of fraud-related charges after more than 50 people from across North America and Europe said they were scammed through online ads. The victims lost a total of $230,000 through the alleged scams. None of the money has been recovered to date, says the Winnipeg Police Service.
Mass marketing fraud scheme: romance, employment and rental advertisements
Commercial crime investigators had identified an “active mass marketing fraud scheme” involving romance, employment and rental advertisements starting in March.
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Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.