PRIVATE INVESTIGATION BLOG
It’s one thing to be targeted by scams as a business, but it just hits too close to home when your community is the scam’s target. Peel police have been alerted of such a scam that has been targeting a specific community in Mississauga.
Anyone who has moved houses can attest as to how stressful a move can be. There’s always the chance of forgetting some valuable items, bills to settle, packing, unpacking, and getting used to your new neighbourhood. Being extorted by the moving company you hired to make your life easier certainly isn’t one of the stresses you’re expecting to handle when you make your move!
David Franklin, a real estate lawyer from Toronto believes that Ontario investors have lost more than $1B of their investment money in syndicated mortgages. A CBC news report recently shared that 120 Chinese investors in the GTA stand to lose about $9M in investments like these and David Franklin adds that this news is just a small fraction of what’s going on.
Murali Muthyalu was recently arrested and was charged with fraud over $5,000, extortion, and pretending to practice witchcraft after authorities identified him as the person responsible for defrauding a Brampton man out of more than $100,000.
Fraud can’t be fully avoided and that’s nothing but the truth in the case of a former public works manager for the Halton Region, his wife, and a contractor they’ve been working with. The trio has been charged with fraud due to allegedly being involved with a scheme for money laundering done through municipal contracts.
It seems that fraud can find its way to anyone’s heart. A lady whose job is to detect financial fraud has been found out to have committed fraud using bogus cheques, fake IDs, and phony credit cards together with her husband last month. The couple resides in Ajax.
Do you know that 22% of fraud cases worldwide equals a loss of at least a million dollars? The median global loss is at $145,000 per case which could explain why and how organizations report losing around 5% of their revenue to fraud. This is certainly not a small number, because this means global loss to fraud is at $3.7 trillion USD (yes, that’s trillion!).
How safe are your internet browsers? If you’re using Google and Microsoft, chances are that you’re not as safe as you may think according to a recent study by FraudLogix.
Much like any activist group, mass inception and global identity and recognition doesn’t happen over night. Individuals aligning themselves to these causes and finding like-minded groups take time. Through their tenacity and perseverance, their popular following is expanding at a rapid pace.