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13 Month Fraud Term Given to Former Olympian

It looks like fraud is really making a big impact on everyone these days, with more people getting involved in fraud with or without their own doing. It seems like no matter how many tips to avoid fraud you know about, fraudsters will find a way to make you a fraud victim.

Canada’s Longest Fraud Sentence Handed to Financial Predator Daniel Reeve

A sentence of 14 years in person for fraud was recently handed to Daniel P. Reeve for defrauding 41 vulnerable individuals out of about $10 million – the harshest and longest fraud-related prison sentence to date given in Canada.

Stay Safe from Fraud While Traveling with These 8 Tips

Travelers are often targeted for fraud, from booking airline and hotel tickets, to being defrauded on the ground. One of the biggest issues with travel fraud is identity theft. It is no secret that websites store personal information and those with enough know-how can easily access them. Identity theft can occur in a variety of ways and can create years of torment once dishonest individuals have your data. Below are the ways you can protect your information while traveling.

Personal Injury Law Firm Accused of Filing Fraudulent Accident Claims

Over $1.5M of false benefits, this is what the TTC is trying to claim from a Scarborough personal injury law firm after the law firm allegedly doctored the benefit claims of streetcar and bus collision victims.

Toronto Immigration Consultant Receives a 7-Year Jail Sentence for Fraud

Immigration consultant Angelina Codina was given a 7-year jail sentence when she was convicted of fraud for scamming thousands of dollars from former clients. The court also ordered her to pay back the $30,000 she got from her former clients.

8 Tips to Avoid Fraud

Millions of people are defrauded by inventive crooks every year, resulting to huge losses for both direct and indirect victims of fraud. To make this possible, fraudsters create ways to use old tricks and new technology to steal money, information, and other valuables from people. Avoid falling to victim to their schemes by brushing up on our 8 tips to avoid fraud.

All in the Family - $12.5M Insider Lottery Scam

3 members of the Chung family were arrested and found guilty of a lottery scam that netted them $12.5 million. The deception took a few years to come to a resolution. Variety Plus in Burlington manager Kenneth Chung and his father, Jun-Chul conspired to pull off a scheme wherein they would steal and encash winning lottery tickets more than a decade ago. They stole tickets during an 8 month period that only ended in early 2004.

Windsor Doctor Punished for Fraud and Improper Prescribing

A respectable-looking and experienced doctor is the last person you’d probably think of to be involved in fraud and that may be the reason why thousands of patients trusted Dr. Thomas Joseph Barnard with their health. Dr. Barnard’s practice in Ontario has some limitations. He’s not to practise family medicine as well as prescribe narcotic drugs. His office is only supposed to provide cosmetic and aesthetic services plus nutritional counselling but he’s been found to do more than what he is legally allowed to.

Beware of these 3 Digital Scams

Fraud in Canada has been a problem for quite a while, but it is now growing stronger than ever as the digital age provides fraudsters with more ways to commit fraud. Digital fraud used to be just confined to identity theft via phishing but these days there’s smishing, shimmers, and tech-support fraud to be wary about too. Do you know that more than $405 million were lost by Canadians to scammers from 2014 to 2017? That is alarming, more so that $94 million of the losses were scammed from Canadians who are between 60 and 79 years of age. Scammers will stop at nothing to invent new ways of stealing information. The most common ones to look out for are discussed below.