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Health

Police in British Columbia warn of COVID-19 vaccine scam

The West Vancouver Police department warned on Thursday that fraudsters are trying to take advantage of people to get their money by using a new scam that is related to the COVID-19 vaccine. In a press release, the West Vancouver »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Fraudsters targeting Canadians more during pandemic

Since the onset of the pandemic, Canadians have spent more money and time online and so, it seems, have fraudsters. Canada’s largest bank, RBC, says cyber criminals are leveraging the pandemic to increasingly gain access to personal and financial data. »

International, Politics

Huawei exec Meng Wanzhou wants court-ordered security eased

The ongoing hearings for top Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou heard a new request yesterday during court proceedings in Vancouver. The Chief Financial Officer for China’s Huawei Technologies has been fighting a U.S extradition request for two years on charges of »

Economy, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

More fraud in the midst of pandemic: Emergency funding scam

Where there is money available, it seems fraudsters are not far behind. The federal government created a funding programme to help those affected by job loss during the pandemic, but fraudsters have managed to divert some people’s cheques. Canada’s federal »

Economy, Politics, Society

Liberal legislation to tighten rules for pandemic emergency assistance

The Liberal government is proposing legislation aimed at cracking down on fraudulent claims for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), but will not punish people who made “honest mistakes” in claiming the federal pandemic assistance, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced »

Health, Society

Coronavirus: Scams, hoaxes, fake sites, and myths

It doesn’t take a crisis for fraudsters, fakers, and general creeps to try to take advantage of people, but it helps. With the current pandemic and fears, lies, myths, scams, fraud has become rampant, and while some of the various »

Economy, Society

Fraud, identity theft increasing, Canadians seem complacent

The agency which tracks all types of fraud in Canada estimates the cost of mass marketing fraud, (phone, internet, mass mailing, e-mail, personal contact) to be almost $130 million per year. This is what is reported, but apparently only a »

International, Society

SNC-Lavalin pleads guilty to fraud in Libya case, corruption charges dropped

Canadian engineering and construction giant SNC-Lavalin has pleaded guilty to one charge of fraud and will pay a $280-million fine in relation to its dealings in Libya, federal prosecutors announced in court Wednesday in Montreal. The prosecution is also recommending »

Society

Former SNC-Lavalin executive found guilty of Libya corruption charges

A former senior executive of Canadian engineering and construction giant SNC-Lavalin was found guilty Sunday of corruption and fraud charges related to the company’s dealings with the family of the late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi. After three days of deliberations, »

Economy, Society

4.2 million members of Canadian credit union affected by data breach

Quebec-based lender Desjardins Group says the massive data breach it reported in June appears to be far larger than initially thought, affecting 4.2 million customers in Quebec and Ontario. The credit union initially said the breach affected around 2.7 million people and 173,000 »