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Canadians Lost $22.5M in Romance Fraud for 2019

The number one scam in Canada in 2019 was romance scam, with Canadians losing more than $22 million to it. The numbers for 2019 have not fully been tallied, so the number is likely larger than this.

Holiday Scams to Watch Out for in 2019 and into 2020

The full swing of the holidays is just a few days away, but the scam artists are just getting started. It is time to be extra vigilant to avoid getting scammed especially when holiday shopping. Below are some of the most common holiday scams to watch out for in 2019.

Why Private Investigators Are Needed in Criminal Cases

Most people think that private investigators spend most of their time tracking down cheating spouses or hunkered down in a car somewhere with a telephoto lens, but the fact is, today’s private investigators often play crucial roles in serious legal matters, including solving criminal cases.

Be Aware of These Ongoing Scams in Brampton and Mississauga

Scams do not pick a season. Most scams are ongoing no matter what time of the year and even when similar scams are already being investigated after discovery by law enforcement. This is especially true in Brampton and Mississauga and so Peel police are warning residents that there are several common and ongoing scams making the rounds in the region.

The Growing Need for Internet Dating Investigations

Scammers are everywhere online and offline. One of their favourite ways to scam people these days is via social media, email, and dating apps and websites to take advantage of those who are looking for love online. By going for an internet dating investigation, you can be sure that the person you are talking to is who he or she claims to be plus help avoid theft and fraud.

Income Exaggeration When Applying for Mortgage is Fraud

Canadians are finding that it has become increasingly difficult to qualify for a mortgage lately, especially after several mortgage stress tests were implemented. In relation to this, a recent Equifax Canada survey revealed that a lot of Canadians are willing to commit fraud if it meant qualifying for a mortgage.

Equifax Finds that 23% of Millennials Are Committing Mortgage Fraud

As much as 23% of millennials are lying on their mortgage application and think it is justified, according to what was found out by Equifax. They truly think that there is nothing wrong with inflating their income on their mortgage applications.

The Fight Against Mortgage Fraud in Canada

Canadians, in general, are usually easily content and have a tendency to just go with the status quo. The good thing is that this way has served us good during various economic issues such as the financial crisis of 2008. Unfortunately, mortgage fraud has risen up so drastically in the past few years, reaching 52%, that complacency with the current situation just isn’t enough.

Smart Ways to Use Tech to Catch a Cheating Spouse

Cheating is a big problem and it is becoming more rampant with access to technology. Even in this age when people are more flexible with their definitions of relationships, people still stray and fall for temptation. Thankfully, more technologies are being developed that can be used for monitoring or finding out if a spouse is engaging in something he or she shouldn’t be engaged in. Below are some smart ways that you can use technology to catch a cheating spouse.