Man Lost $600K to Evil Spirit Blessing Scam

A woman from Toronto was charged by York Region police after allegedly using witchcraft to scam $600K from an elderly man. The woman was charged with fraud for pretending to practice witchcraft in order to pull off an “evil spirit blessing scam”.

Self-Proclaimed Psychic or Fraud?

The 27-year-old suspect, a self-proclaimed psychic, was arrested after a year of investigations regarding her interactions with a 67-year-old man from York Region who claimed that he lost about $600,000 to her scheme. Authorities began the investigation after they received an anonymous tip talking about an incident of elder financial abuse in November 2017. They found out that the man had to sell his house upon the accused’s alleged prompting so that he can get rid of evil spirits in his home. The woman then told the man that she will hold on to the money until after the spirits were removed but no money was returned to the man. Instead, the woman allegedly asked for an additional $6,000 for a ritualistic burning for which the man used credit and sold his car for just to meet the woman’s demands for money.

Evil Spirit Blessing Scam is a Possible Trend

York Regional Police shared via Const. Laura Nicolle that this incident is not the first of its kind recorded in the area. Const. Nicolle shared that they’ve uncovered similar incidents in Markham in 2015. The modus is the same. The fraudsters convince homeowners that there are evil spirits surrounding them and placing them and their family at risk. The victims are made to feel that they are in dire circumstances and must act fast with the help of the scammers or face a possible threat. The fear that the scammers cultivate in their victims explains why victims willingly part with huge sums of money in the hopes that they and their family will be safe.

The police also shared that the fraudsters typically target the elderly or people who are new to Canada, such as in the case of the Milton woman who was arrested recently by Halton Police for extortion, fraud, and pretending to be a witch. The Milton woman allegedly scammed her victim out of $60,000.

How to Avoid Falling Victim to Evil Spirit Blessing Scam

The scammers involved in this scam often claim to be practitioners of magic or witchcraft and find their victims by approaching in person or posting ads online. One concern shared by the police is that it is not easy to identify who will be targeted next because this scam involves someone’s personal concerns regarding beliefs in evil spirits, something which people don’t usually talk to the police about.

Const. Nicolle says that if you know someone who’ve fallen victim to this scam, the only way to retrieve stolen assets is to file a case or to use the court system. The best way to avoid becoming a victim is to avoid talking to people you don’t know online and in person, especially if they claim to be practitioners of magic or witchcraft and try to look at things from another perspective.

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Police Probe In Danger Because the Toronto Fire Inspection Documentation is That Bad

The police can’t launch their fraud investigation for going after fake fire inspectors because the records kept at the Facilities Management division of the City of Toronto are in such bad shape that they’re nearly non-existent.

The police are trying to investigate allegations of phony double bidding for contracts, bad work, history of poor performance, overcharging for work (including work that was never rendered), and double billing. The records are kept in the same building where safety contracts are won by phony fire inspectors regularly.

Worrying Issues Surfaced

Beverly Romeo-Beehler, city auditor general, drew attention to a possible mismanagement of the city and wrongdoing by a vendor by telling the audit committee that the present situation poses a definite high risk for fraud which can be difficult to prove because good records are non-existent. She also asked if the police will be able to prove possible fraud if they can unearth needed records.

A few weeks ago, the National Post confirmed that the police can’t even start a probe because the documentation kept by the Facilities Management is so badly kept.

Serious Concerns

All of this started when Romeo-Beehler received some information allegedly saying that 3 companies that have been conducting business with the city for about 10 years are involved in less than desirable activities. The 3 companies are Advanced Detection Technologies Corp, Advance Fire Control, and York Fire Protection and are allegedly under the same “directing mind” of one Rauf Ahmad.

The companies are allegedly one and the same and are using multiple fake identities, changing uniforms, switching logos, doctoring papers and addresses to double bid for contracts, overcharge for work not done, and double-bill the city. The person(s) behind the companies allegedly resorted to this after their first company failed to get contracts due to a long history of shoddy work and general poor performance.

City councilor Josh Matlow said that the whole situation is so bizarre that it seems like the plot for a show but have happened in real life at the taxpayer’s expense. The sad thing is that aside from money, the people of Toronto are also being scammed of their right to be safe.

Officials Chimed In

The original complaint was passed to Facilities Management chief corporate officer Josie Scioli for initial assessment but it came back saying that there was no support for the allegations as invoices can’t be found (meaning, that no money was paid, hence there is no fraud). Upon further investigation, it turned out that the audit trail is missing and so it can’t be known if invoices were even issued at all.

The Real Danger

This is a big issue because aside from the lost payments, the buildings inspected by the allegedly fraudsters are buildings where people work, and now their safety is compromised. Investigators are still trying to get to the bottom of the situation to this day; meanwhile, the city officials are looking into hiring a third party to determine the safety of buildings involved in the fraudsters’ alleged wrongdoing.

Even the city government can be duped by scammers posing as legitimate businesses. Knowing how to spot fraud and avoid is it now of a bigger significance more than ever. Should you wish to find out more information about a shady company, we can help you at HaywoodHunt. Contact us today for our corporate investigation and personal investigation services.

 

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.

Fraud Uncovered?

TTC accused a law firm for falsifying records so that they can claim payments for housekeeping, home care, and other services that were never rendered to the accident victims. The TTC, together with their in-house insurance company stated their claim on January 24, 2017 against the law firm of Meleni David for allegedly falsifying records to claim fake expenses.

The law firm filed their defence in April 2017 with the company, David herself, and an employee as co-defendant stating that they deny engaging in unlawful scheme and added that TTC’s claims are excessive, exaggerated, and remote; therefore the court should dismiss the case.

TTC Fires Back

The TTC allegedly found evidence that fraudulent claims were connected to 13 of the firm’s clients who got into accidents between 2005 and 2014. TTC shared that they made a total of $654,553 in payments for the clients but did not share the exact amount involved in the fraud.

TTC stated in their claim that they grew suspicious in 2015 when they found fake documents in a claim handled by Meleni David’s law firm, a law firm that advertises TTC Accident as a key area of their practice.

In relation to the above, a former legal assistant at David’s firm admitted to forging signatures on invoices for home care services for an accident victim though the legal assistant stated that David wasn’t aware of what he did. The same legal assistant is also being sued by the TTC but he denied involvement in other false claims and also denied involvement in the scheme uncovered by TTC. David’s statement of defence stated that she fired the assistant as soon as she discovered the forged signatures and inappropriate handling of invoices.

Was There Fraud?

The TTC says that their discovery of the inconsistencies in the file is what lead to their in-house insurance provider’s review of the other claims handled by David’s law firm. After their review, the TTC allegedly found demonstrably forged invoices in more than half of the files they’ve audited prompting then to charge the law firm for scamming them by making claimants sign blank invoice forms for expenses such as home care, housekeeping, and other services. The invoices were then signed by fabricated suppliers and service providers and then submitted to TTC’s insurance company to claim reimbursement.

The TTC also shared that further investigation lead to them finding out that the victims did not receive the services that were allegedly rendered to them. This case is currently undergoing litigation with no set date for a trial.

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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.

Immigration Fraud

Angelina Codina targeted folks in Canada who were trying to get their relatives in the country. The clients paid Codina thousands of dollars over a period of 3 years for her assistance in helping their relatives immigrate to Canada. It was soon uncovered that she was running a fraudulent immigration scheme and was defrauding multiple clients.

Convicted for Fraud

60 year old Angelina Codina from Toronto was found guilty of 5 offences under the November 2017 Federal Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. She’s due to serve another 5 years considering the time she already served in custody. She was also ordered to pay more than $30,000 to 4 former clients that she allegedly defrauded for money. She is planning to appeal the sentence given to her.

Angelina Codina was convicted of 1 count of misrepresenting facts on an immigration application and 4 counts of advising clients on immigration matters without proper authorization. The Crown stated that Codina acted as a fraudulent immigration consultant and willfully targeted 10 vulnerable individuals between September 2011 and January 2014, making false promises to said individuals that she’ll be able to get their relatives in Canada.

The Ontario Superior Court was asked by Crown prosecutor Lynda Trefler to fine Codina $100,000 and to sentence her to 11 years in prison aside from paying her victims $30,200 each as restitution. This in view of the maximum 3 years penalty for lying on an immigration application and 2 years maximum punishment for unlawfully advising people on immigration matters. Trefler also voiced out that Codina’s behaviour has impacted both immigration and society aside from her victims.

Timely Arrest

Codina was arrested 4 years ago in May 2014 by Canada Border Services Agency. She has represented herself during the trial despite having been disbarred in 2002 and insisted on her innocence for all counts filed against her. She has records for swindling people in the past.

Codina was convicted of fraud and falsification of documents for stealing $20,000 from Ontario’s legal aid plan in 1997. The Law Society of Upper Canada disbarred her in 2002. She also has records for conviction of grand larceny in 2000 for practicing law without a license in New York, USA and providing attorney services to 11 paying clients from 1996 to 1999 through fraudulent law firm Codina Partners International in NYC. She was released for this in November 2009 although her sentence was an aggregate term of 5 to 15 years imprisonment.

Codina maintains innocence about her immigration fraud charges and says she was only acting as a conduit between her clients and immigration lawyers, even after multiple cases filed against her in small claims court.

Foreigners and immigrants are usually targeted for scams in Canada because they are perceived to be easy pickings for scammers. It pays to be updated and know how to protect yourself against scams. If something is too good to be true, you may consult with private investigators like us to get the real deal on the truth and know more tips to avoid fraud. Contact us today!

Bridle Path Mortgage Scheme Fraudsters Charged by Toronto Police

It took years, but Toronto Police were finally able to lay charges against those involved in bridle-path fraud scheme. The scheme has been going on since 2013 and has been using fake home ownership papers to get mortgage money.

What is the Bridle Path Fraud Scheme?

The Bridle Path Fraud Scheme is a mortgage scam wherein both people and companies pose as expensive home owners to scam private lenders for mortgage. The scam got it’s name from one of the properties used to commit fraud using their scheme – a bridle path mansion.

Positive Development

Following a five-year investigation, Toronto police were able to arrest and charge 4 individuals for the series of mortgage fraud committed code-named as the Bridle Path scam. The fraudsters were able to  net about $17M from using properties that are not theirs to borrow money in a mortgage fraud.

The charges filed are related to reportedly fraudulent transactions that involve two luxury houses in Toronto’s Bridle Path area plus some other properties located in equally affluent neighbourhoods. The arrests took about a month. The 4 charged individuals are currently out on bail.

Fraudsters Charged

The police shared that the fraudsters have been committing fraud since 2013 applying for mortgages under false documents that include fake property insurance certificates and title insurance. The alleged fraudsters are:

  • Arash Missaghi, 48, of Richmond Hill. Currently facing charges of fraud, uttering a forged document, and conspiracy
  • Grant Erlick, 45, of Toronto. Currently facing charges for money laundering, fraud, and conspiracy
  • Masumeh Shaer-Valaie, 48, of Richmond Hill is facing same as above
  • Bob Bahram Aziz Beiki, 53, of Toronto. Currently facing a forgery charge

Note that the charges above are not yet proven in court.

Cracking the Case

The investigation started 5 years ago after a civil lawsuit was filed for a series of mortgage frauds. It should be noted that mortgage fraud has been steadily rising in Toronto for the past decade. Both the law’s and enforcer’s hands are tied when it comes to complex cases due to difficulty procuring data.

Lead investigator Alan Fazeli of Toronto Police shared that the delay was largely due to the absence of one Golpaz Vakili, a disbarred lawyer who’s been involved in other fraud charges.

More Mortgage Fraud?

Currently, there is an increased concern about rising mortgage fraud cases due to people lying or forging their financial details so that they can get a larger mortgage. While this isn’t outright scamming, this is still a type of fraud. The police brought this up as just one of the many shady practices that are going on. They target mortgage businesses and private lenders.

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New Phone Scam Rips Off More Than $5M from Five Torontonians

New fraud scheme targeted Torontonians and was able to fleece them out of more than $5M. Further evidence that phone scams are everywhere and with advances in technology, fraudsters seem to be getting smarter as well.

New Phone Scam Targeting Canadians

This new phone scam was targeted for land line users rather than cellphone users. It also seems to have the technology to keep calls connected and stay on the line even after victims hang up and call their banks or 911.

Toronto police shared that five victims from Toronto were drained of more than $5M, a huge sum!

The fraudsters pretend to be concerned retailers who are just alerting the victim of a possible fraud that is currently happening using their credit card. They then suggest that the victim should call their bank or 911 which the victims promptly do as soon as they hang up…only that the call isn’t really  over because the fraudsters are using technology that allows them to stay on the line. The fraudsters also pretend to be the victim’s bank or 911 when the victims thought they’ve dialed a new call. From herein, they convince the victim that the card fraud has to be investigated so the victims will have to move their money to an external bank account.

What the Police Says

Det. Sgt. Ian Nichol says that the fraudsters are pretty good pitch men. He also shared that the fraud has foreign involvement but that he can’t disclose where the calls are from more so that there may be domestic involvement as well.

Nichols shared that one thing the police can say is that this specific phone scam was engineered for landline use as the fraudsters seem to have created a way to make their modus possible.

Smart Criminal?

Police also shared that those who were victimized weren’t the type that would fall for scams. They added that this emerging scam could be targeting a lot of residents in Canada and must have been going on for the past few months as some of the victims shared.

Police believe that the victims were duped into providing their information and were prevented from seeking further help early on because the fraudsters convinced them that things must be kept under wraps as the supposed case is under investigation.

The smart criminals even told victims that bank employees could be in cahoots with fraudsters, further making victims think that they are dealing with the right authorities. The fraudsters were also reported to conduct follow up calls to update victims about the status of the ‘investigation’.

The calls would usually go on for a few days and only stop after the fraudsters have fleeced off everything they can from the victims (after they have withdrawn all money).

More Investigation Needed

The police are currently trying to find out if the victims were targeted because they have money or if the fraudsters simply got lucky with the calls they made. They are currently following leads and hoping they can catch the scammers before they strike again.

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Slain Billionaire Barry Sherman Targeted by Convicted Fraudster?

Criminals are getting more cunning and this seems to be true in the case of slain billionaire Barry Sherman who was a victim of fraud before he passed away.

Could This Be A Link?

Billionaire Barry Sherman sued for losing investment over $150,000 and even filed court papers on the last day he was seen alive by anyone. He was found dead in his Toronto mansion with his wife on the 15th of December 2017. The pair may have been victims of a targeted homicide, the police say.

Sherman filed the case mentioned earlier against a convicted fraudster for allegedly duping him of more than $150,000 in investment. Documents from the Ontario Supreme Court showed that Sherman, who founded the Canadian pharmaceutical giant Apotex, invested a huge sum in a mobile-trivia app that promises huge cash prizes called Trivia For Good. The lawsuit begun in May 2017 and was filed against Shaun Rootenberg and other involved parties for allegedly being a fraudulent scheme that Sherman believed cheated him out of his investment.

It should be noted that Sherman is well known for taking quite a number of his business dealings to court. The mentioned lawsuit against Rootenberg is just one of the hundreds that Sherman or his company, Apotex, filed in the course of his business.

During the final week of Sherman’s life, he really made a legal effort to recover the $150,000 he had lost. This amount is just a very small fraction of his $5 billion worth, but still, he and his lawyers did what they could to file an aggressive motion to court in the hopes that the case will finally see trial.

The Plot Thickens

Sherman was introduced to the alleged bogus investment by his friend of many years, Myron Gottlieb as shared by emails filed in court. The emails also showed that Shaun Rootenberg, Gottlieb, and Sherfam Inc (Sherman’s holding company) corresponded. Gottlieb also thanked Sherfam officials back in August 2015 thanking them for the promised $150,000 investment with a note that Sherman will buy 750,000 units.

It was Gottlieb who gave instructions as to how $150,000 should be wired to the app company’s bank account but allegations say that Rootenberg set out to defraud Sherman and schemed to divert the funds for his own benefit. Gottlieb and Rootenberg met in 2012 while both were serving time in prison for fraud.

Possible Conspiracy or Bad Timing?

Gottlieb was convicted of fraud in 2009 together with Livent co-founder Garth Drabinsky. Their musical production company called Livent Inc was involved in shady dealings.

Rootenberg was recently released on bail after spending time at the Toronto South Detention Center. He maintains that he is not involved in Sherman losing money on a bad investment. He has a record for fraud and met Gottlieb while serving time in prison for his fraud conviction.

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Toronto Man Earns 5 Years in Prison for Claiming $1M in Fraudulent Tax Refunds

A man from Toronto was recently sentenced to a 5-year prison stay for claiming about $1 million in fake tax refunds.

According from the CRA, Toronto resident Alexander Wiafe filed 8 quarterly GST/HST returns and claimed refunds for expenses that were fraudulent or fictitious. He fraudulently claimed almost $1 million worth of Goods and Services Tax and Harmonized Sales Tax refunds for about a year.

The CRA Speaks

The Canadian Tax Revenue Agency says that Wiafe was also fined $96,000 plus an additional 18 months in custody if he fails to pay the fine within 5 years of his release aside from being convicted of fraud over $5,000.

Alexander Wiafe is the sole shareholder and the director of Wiafco Industries Ltd. He filed 8 separate quarterly GST/HST returns between the 13 of March 2013 and 31st of December 2014. He claimed that they were for purchases for Wiafco but those purchases were proven to be not incurred by the company and are fictitious.

Engineered Fraud

Wiafe made a claim of $997,842 in refunds and was able to receive 2 payments amounting to a total of $106,057. He used both those to pay for his personal expenses and the rest to help himself continue the fraud.

Wiafco Industries Ltd is in the business of importing and exporting used clothing, or so they claimed. An inspection of the business’ premises did not support this claim. The inspection did not reveal any legitimate commercial activity that could be source of income in the company’s place of business.

The CRA revealed that Wiafco’s banking records and invoices were falsified and that the money used for the lease of the business’ premises plus the funds used for equipment was from the 2 initial fraudulent claims that Wiafe was able to pull off.

Tax Return Fraud

There are various types of tax return fraud in Canada but the majority are via malicious email links wherein the target is sent a fraudulent email telling them that they are qualified to receive a tax refund. The email would ask targets to provide personal details or ask them to log-in to a fake website via a link in the email. Doing so will allow fraudsters to phish for information that they can use to commit more fraud. Wiafe’s method goes beyond that because he simply pretended to have a legitimate business and was able to fool the CRA.

Alexander Wiafe was eventually found out but this only means that there are certainly more like him who are defrauding CRA or could be trying to hatch a scheme to target you or your business. This is why it is very important to be informed about the different types of scams so you would know what to look out for same as it is equally important to report possible fraud to authorities so that they can be stopped.

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$400,000 Fraud Investigation in Toronto Identifies Suspects

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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.

You Could Be The Key

Following the police’s release of the suspects’ security camera photos, the authorities are asking the public’s help in identifying the suspects so that they could be found. The two suspects are involved in a $400,000 fraud investigation.

Two suspects are being sought out by the police – a man and a woman. The woman allegedly entered a financial institution in late June using false identification. She then proceeded to transfer more than $400,000 from an account info another account. The man allegedly went into another financial institution a few days later using fake identification as well. He accessed the account to which the funds were transferred to and used the money to buy a large amount of gold, the police shared.

No one knows who both suspects are and the police have published their images in the hopes of getting leads that can identify the suspects. You may place an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers by calling 416-222-8477 or calling the police in charge of the investigation at 416-808-5100 if you have any information that can help the investigation.

Fraud Prevention Matters

A fraud of the magnitude described in the case above could have been thwarted by having several control measures that prevent can prevent someone from using a false identity and also prevent someone from transferring large values without another identification verification. Perhaps even something as simple as two-factor identification.  Below are other bank fraud prevention ideas we have for safer banking.

  • Use a double or triple checking system – because identity fraud is quite common, it would be best to use double or triple checking for transactions above a certain amount. For instance, even after someone has provided an ID, call their phone number on record to ensure they are who they say they are.
  • Use two factor notification – a simple text or email to verify the person’s identity goes a long way in preventing fraud. Something like this should be protocol for transaction that involve a considerable amount of money, like above $100,000 or perhaps above $50,000.
  • Have stricter protocol for identity verification – ask for a few proofs of identification for smaller transactions, say above $10,000.
  • Don’t be afraid to stall suspicious transactions- criminals would often bail out of a tricky situation so saying that the transaction will have to take some time while the bank ‘approves’ it or that a manager will have to approve it can be enough to discourage a scam artist.
  • Seek professional help – if you feel that your bank or business can benefit from more bank fraud prevention measures, seek the help of fraud specialists or a private investigator who can help you identify your weaknesses and plan ways to address them.

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Project Royal Fraud Ring Compromised Information of Torontonians

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Thousands of Toronto residents’ sensitive data have been compromised by Project Royal Fraud Ring. The extent of the compromise was discovered when police seized hundreds of pieces of mail, several notebooks containing the personal data of an estimated 5,000 GTA residents, and numerous credit cards.

Culprits Arrested

A Adenkule Johnson Omitiran of Toronto, 35, is currently facing charges and another person is still at large after Toronto police arrested two men in a huge fraud investigation that the police have dubbed Project Royal.

In a statement, the police shared that the arrested individuals lived high-profile lifestyles full of excesses. It is alleged that they funded their expenses from the proceeds of the fraudulent activities and identity theft they’ve committed.

37 stolen credit cards, hundreds of stolen mail, and numerous notebooks containing the personal details of approximately 5,000 GTA residents were found and seized by the police during the investigation. They were found on April 24 after the police were able to get a search warrant for a Yorkville condominium that is allegedly managed by Adenkule Johnson Omitiran.

Det. Const. Mike Kelly shared that the above information means that thousands of individuals residing in the GTA have compromised personal details as of now.

Other Finds

$39,000 in cash was also found along with $310,000 worth of watches. Aside from these, $390,000 worth of accessories, liquor, jewelry, and clothing were also found. The police believe that these items were obtained through identity theft and that the total losses are at around $10 million.

Admission of Guilt?

On April 27, Omitiran turned himself to the police and was promptly charged with two counts of identity theft, possession of credit cards obtained by crime, four counts of fraud under $5,000, fraud over $5,000, trafficking identity information, failure to comply with probation, and two counts of possession of proceeds of crime. He was scheduled to appear in court as well.

Investigators of the case believe that Omitiran have connections to individuals who have access to sensitive information and that he bought those information from the said individuals. Police are currently asking the public to help out in identifying the fraudster’s cohorts if they have some information.

A Long Time Coming

Adedayo Ogundana of Toronto (also goes by the name Oladipupo Ogund), 45, was arrested in connection to this case 6 months ago in December 13, 2016. He was charged with ten counts of fraud under $5,000, two counts of fraud over $5,000, possession of proceeds of crime, and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.

Duro Akintola, 44, also goes by Michie Noah of Toronto has been issued a warrant back in early March. Emmanuel Salako, 47, also goes by Gee Salaq is wanted in the US and was indicted by the United States Postal Inspection Service in Chicago Illinois under the identity George Salako.

Anyone with information about the men above or anything related to this case is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477) or Financial Crimes at 416-808-7300.

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