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One of the counterfeit $100 bills used to purchase antiques last week in Nanaimo. (Photo submitted)

‘Extremely aggressive’ suspect passes counterfeit $100 bills in Nanaimo

Four cases of phony $100 and $20 bills reported in Nanaimo since Dec. 1

 

Quadra Island RCMP received a report on Nov. 30 from a concerned citizen regarding an email that supposedly came from Canada Post. (Pixabay)

Fraudsters mimic Canada Post in latest email scam

RCMP warns of email claiming Canada Post has a parcel held in your name

 

The Court of Appeal in Vancouver. (Black Press file photo)

Bookkeeper who defrauded Island mill sees house arrest converted to jail time

Initial sentence was overturned in B.C. Court of Appeal

 

South Rutland Elementary. (Contributed)

Kelowna woman charged after allegedly embezzling $20K from elementary school PAC

Andrea Blanchard, 46, is facing several fraud-related charges

South Rutland Elementary. (Contributed)
Nova Scotia Auditor General Michael Pickup addresses a news conference regarding his latest report in Halifax on June 8, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

B.C. auditor calls for better fraud risk measures at public sector organizations

Survey finds more than half are not doing enough to protect against fraud

Nova Scotia Auditor General Michael Pickup addresses a news conference regarding his latest report in Halifax on June 8, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Online scams, phone scams and even hackers getting into online accounts can ruin your financial security, so staying on top of the latest scams is important. (Pixabay photo)

Fraud reporting by Canadians down in 2020

Cost of fraud up despite drop in reports

Online scams, phone scams and even hackers getting into online accounts can ruin your financial security, so staying on top of the latest scams is important. (Pixabay photo)
Bonnie Ball of Chilliwack, pictured her with her dog Trudy on July 26, 2021, was the victim of a telephone fraud costing her $44,000. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Telephone fraudster tricks Fraser Valley senior out of $44,000

Convinced by scammer her grandson was arrested and needed bail money

Bonnie Ball of Chilliwack, pictured her with her dog Trudy on July 26, 2021, was the victim of a telephone fraud costing her $44,000. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Provincial Court Judge Lisa Mrozninski had enough of defendant Steven Vanbuskirk’s missed sentencing hearings and on July 8 issued a warrant for his arrest. (Black Press Media file image)

Judge issues arrest warrant for Greater Victoria man after missed sentencing hearing

Judge in Colwood courtroom tires of ongoing excuses for fraudster avoiding sentencing

Provincial Court Judge Lisa Mrozninski had enough of defendant Steven Vanbuskirk’s missed sentencing hearings and on July 8 issued a warrant for his arrest. (Black Press Media file image)
The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers not to fall for an “every child matters” orange shirt scam that is circulating from a Facebook advertisement. (Website/TeeToro)

T-shirt scammers falsely claim to support Indigenous causes, BBB warns

‘Opportunists trying to take advantage of a horrible tragedy is nothing new,” says Karla Laird

The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers not to fall for an “every child matters” orange shirt scam that is circulating from a Facebook advertisement. (Website/TeeToro)
Cst. Paul Mittelsteadt, community policing officer for Sidney/North Saanich RCMP, said local RCMP are currently dealing with “a huge uptick” in complaints involving scams. (Black Press Media File)

Significant rise in scam complaints received by Sidney/North Saanich RCMP

Community policing officer offers a variety of ways to avoid being scammed

Cst. Paul Mittelsteadt, community policing officer for Sidney/North Saanich RCMP, said local RCMP are currently dealing with “a huge uptick” in complaints involving scams. (Black Press Media File)
Oceanside RCMP arrested two people in Qualicum Beach on Tuesday, April 27, in relation to identity fraud. (PQB News file photo)

RCMP arrest pair in Qualicum Beach in connection with identity theft

Several legitimate stolen IDs seized, pair released with promise to appear in court

Oceanside RCMP arrested two people in Qualicum Beach on Tuesday, April 27, in relation to identity fraud. (PQB News file photo)
Alberta RCMP arrested Surrey woman Alexandra Beckow in March after she allegedly scammed people out of more than $250,000. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. woman arrested for selling fraudulent travel vouchers

Police say Surrey woman defrauded victims out of more than $250K

Alberta RCMP arrested Surrey woman Alexandra Beckow in March after she allegedly scammed people out of more than $250,000. (Black Press Media file photo)
Brian and Shannon Kitts, of Summerland. (Facebook)

Summerland couple charged in million-dollar Ponzi scheme

Investigation conducted by Alberta RCMP

Brian and Shannon Kitts, of Summerland. (Facebook)
(Pixabay)

As Canadians lose $34.6M in fraud so far this year, Crime Stoppers urges victims file reports

Organization says 11,789 Canadians have reported losing $7.2 million to COVID related fraud

(Pixabay)
Victoria police are warning the public after several incidents of fraud in a four-day period. (Unsplash)
Victoria police are warning the public after several incidents of fraud in a four-day period. (Unsplash)
What was previously thought to be a flu shot fraud was actually a booking error, West Shore RCMP confirmed Jan. 27. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATED: Flu shot fraud actually booking error by Colwood London Drugs

West Shore RCMP previously said error was work of fraudsters

What was previously thought to be a flu shot fraud was actually a booking error, West Shore RCMP confirmed Jan. 27. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria Police are searching for Leonard Michael Lecreux, 39, who is wanted on five warrants for 17 different charges. (Victoria Police Department)

Victoria fugitive wanted on five warrants, 17 charges

Leonard Michael Lecreux often uses the alias ‘Richard Branscombe’

Victoria Police are searching for Leonard Michael Lecreux, 39, who is wanted on five warrants for 17 different charges. (Victoria Police Department)
West Shore RCMP are looking for a man suspected of using stolen information to spend $6,000 in fraudulent purchases and attempt at taking out a loan. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

West Shore RCMP release suspect image after fraudster spent $6,000 of victim’s money

Fraud revealed during investigation of massive fraud and identity operation

West Shore RCMP are looking for a man suspected of using stolen information to spend $6,000 in fraudulent purchases and attempt at taking out a loan. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
VicPD is warning the public after a man paid $460 for fake gold jewelry. (Unsplash)
VicPD is warning the public after a man paid $460 for fake gold jewelry. (Unsplash)
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Fraudsters projected to use pet scams to gouge over $3M from customers: BBB

The pandemic heavily contributed to the number of puppy scams

(Needpix.com)