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A Closer Look at Online Fraud: Romance Scams

You’ve met that perfect person online – they make you laugh, they’re charming and you feel really connected to them. The problem is, they say they live in another country. Not only that, but they have also been asking you for small amounts of money, or gifts, over the time you have known them. You send the money and gifts because they are… perfect. What you don’t know is that this person may not be the “dream come true” you think they are.

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A Closer Look at Corporate Fraud: Part 1 (An Introduction)

I am Craig Hannaford and welcome to my new blog series for Haywood Hunt & Associates, which takes a closer look at fraud in the workplace. I have been a Senior Investigator at Haywood Hunt since March 2019 focusing on commercial fraud, civil litigation support, investigative accounting, asset searches and miscellaneous problem solving. I am the former head of the RCMP …

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$11M COVID-19 Fraud Probe says Toronto Man Took Money to India

A Toronto bureaucrat was fired following a fraud probe concerning $11M in COVID-19 funds. The probe’s court documents state that Sanjay Madan took tens of thousands of dollars to India. According to court documents, Madan worked as a computer specialist in Toronto for the Ontario government prior to allegedly flying to India together with tens of thousands of dollars in cash after he was confronted about the missing money.

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Your Guide to Avoid Online Scams in 2021

A new year is a time for new beginnings, but unfortunately, it is also a new year for fraudsters to ramp up their cybercrime acts and commit online scams. Senior officials from top scam detection and cybersecurity agencies in Canada have banded together to warn Canadians about an impending rise in online scams especially for the first part of 2021.

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34% of Canadians Have Fallen Victim to Fraud in 2020

Fraud has become increasingly difficult to avoid these days. According to the 2020 Fraud Survey by CPA Canada, with better access to technology, it seems that we are falling victim to fraud due to unsafe and outdated techniques that are used to protect personal information and other sensitive data.

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Prevent Employee Fraud and Theft with These 8 Tips

Have you ever been the victim of employee fraud or theft? If so, you are not alone. A significant percentage of business revenue is lost yearly to employee theft. This loss is more significant in smaller organizations and should be addressed as soon as possible to mitigate losses. A working environment that discourages fraud and theft is key, and can easily be achieved by following the 8 tips below:

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Protect Yourself by Learning the Signs of Identity Theft

Almost everyone has heard about cases of identity theft. The disturbing thing is that you may hear more instances of it in the coming weeks as criminals and fraudsters are getting more creative in order to cheat honest people out of their hard-earned money in this trying time. Just a quick look at news about fraud and you’ll see cases of government program abuse, forgery, and financial fraud.

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Brampton Man Lost Life Savings After Scam

A man from Ontario was left with just $9 after he was scammed of his life savings which are worth more than $8,200. Ganesh Khatry of Brampton Ontario was tricked into handing over his savings to scammers. He has been saving since he moved to Canada from Nepal 3 years ago in search of a better future.

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Romance Scam Sees Ontario Woman Put Life Savings into Bitcoin Machine

With most people stuck at home and only have the internet for companionship, more and more individuals are falling for investment scams and romance scams. A woman from York region was targeted for a romance scam and she ended up putting thousands of dollars in a Bitcoin machine believing that she was sending the funds to her true love, a man she has not yet met in person.