PRIVATE INVESTIGATION BLOG
Fraud will always get found out no matter what, which was exactly what happened in this fraud investigation which all started with a routine traffic light stop. Toronto police recently shared the arrest of 12 people who are accused of obtaining money from leasing companies through fraud. The 12 are part of fraud group that was investigated by a multinational police force specializing in organized crime.
Fake emails caused the MacEwan University in Alberta to lose nearly $12M. The fake emails were disguised as a legitimate email and asked the university workers to change the electronic banking information details for one of the school’s major vendors.
Peel police are warning residents in Brampton and Mississauga about a new type of grandparent scam that’s been recently discovered by the force’s fraud bureau. The term ‘grandparent scam’ is used because the fraud is specifically targeting seniors.
The fraud division of the Peel Regional Police is currently investigating a secret bonus program that was responsible for allegedly paying out about $1.25M in total to non-union City of Brampton employees over the past few years. The fraud started in 2009.
The communities of Greater Toronto Area has fallen victim to some scams lately as recently reported by Insauga, with the neighbourhoods of Brampton and Mississauga getting much of the scam attacks. The thing with this scam attacks is that they can target even the most unsuspecting of victims, and can happen digitally because of advancements in technology.
It seems that fraud is simply everywhere no matter where you are and the worst thing is, perpetrators of fraud can find ways to exploit even the most basic of human needs. This is what came to light when Attorney general Jeff Sessions announced that more than 400 individuals were found to be involved in health care fraud and opioid scams that cost about $1.3 billion. The frauds were pulled off by false billing.
A business owner from Mississauga is currently facing serious charges regarding a benefit fraud case that targeted the Toronto Transit Commission and Manulife. Most of us would trust someone who owns a legitimate business not to do anything that can jeopardize the said business, but this doesn’t seem to be applicable to one Mississauga business owner.
Police are warning the Chinese community in GTA that a scam is targeting members of their community. The scam, which the police say is too good to be true, promises Chinese people via an ad in local Chinese newspapers that their company can help secure travel documents going to Canada from China. The fraudulent company is called Gao Sheng Investment Corporation.
It seems that despite operations to aggressively address the immigration scam and CRA scam that are victimizing Canadians, prevalence continues to rise up in numbers.