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$400,000 Fraud Investigation in Toronto Identifies Suspects

Toronto police are still investigating a $400,000 fraud and were able to retrieve security camera images of the suspects. They are currently asking for the public’s help for these suspects to be identified.

Mississauga Residents Target of Utility Company Phone Call Scam

Alectra Utilities recently announced that they are aware that their lines are being used in a telephone scam that’s targeting people in their service area. They shared that their residents have been getting threatening calls from individuals who are claiming to be workers of utility companies. The threats usually involve telling the targeted individual that their electrical services will be disconnected if they do not provide payment right away via a cheque cashing service.

$11M Fraud Investigation Leads to Arrest of 12

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.

Email Phishing Scam Takes $11.8M from MacEwan University in Alberta

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.

Trending Grandparent Scam, Targeting Mississauga Residents Anew

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.

$1.25M Brampton Staff Fund Fraud to be Probed by Peel Police

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.

Could a New Phone Scam Trick You?

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.

U.S. Health Fraud Schemes Worth $1.3 billion Sees 412 Individuals Charged

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.

Mississauga Business Owner Facing Serious Charges Regarding TTC Fraud Case

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.