CFN Original: Q&A with cyber security genius Troy Hunt

CFN Original: Q&A with cyber security genius Troy Hunt

It’s another CFN original to ease you into your weekend. We sat down with Troy Hunt the  creator of Have I Been Pwned? A website dedicated to letting you know whether or not your email and social media accounts have been breached. It’s a great website that provides a free source to help combat the seemingly endless amount of data hacks that have been popping up in the news lately. We  had the opportunity to…

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Vancouver senior’s retirement savings “decimated,” by financial adviser

Vancouver senior’s retirement savings “decimated,” by financial adviser

15 years ago, Louise Field turned to Simon Jaques for financial investment advice after her father recommended him. She handed the broker at Mackie Research Capital over a million dollars stemming from an inheritance. Little did Field and her husband know, that by 2011 the account had dwindled down to just $45,000. In filling out her new client application form, Field stated she wanted him to keep her money in low and medium-risk investments. But…

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Rupen Balaram-Sivaram, an Unlicenced Paralegal of Sirius Legal Services Inc., Found Not Guilty of Fraud

Rupen Balaram-Sivaram, an Unlicenced Paralegal of Sirius Legal Services Inc., Found Not Guilty of Fraud

Breaking Fraud Cases from Canadian Courts At Canadian Fraud News, we report on decisions issued by Canadian Courts related to fraud, that are not reported in the main stream media, and that contain legal issues the Canadian public and fraud recovery experts should be aware of. The following is one such story. On September 11, 2017, the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto released its decision in in a criminal case for purchasing stolen property….

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Cyber security month: tips and tricks to stay safe online

Cyber security month: tips and tricks to stay safe online

October is a dedicated cyber security month, spurred on by the government of Canada and it’s public safety notification. It’s a month focused on helping people stay safe online and making them aware of things they can do to protect themselves. Here at Canadian Fraud News we feel it’s our responsibility to not only report on fraud and scam related news, but to help you find ways to keep your private information just that, private….

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Equifax award $7.2 million contract after massive data hack

Equifax award $7.2 million contract after massive data hack

After recently admitting to having the sensitive information of 143 million people stolen from it’s data centre, Equifax was awarded a new $7.2 million contract on behalf of the Internal Revenue Agency. Announced Oct, 3, to the ire of U.S senators, the credit-moniting company was awarded the contract because the IRS deems them “a critical service that cannot lapse.” Equifax has been tasked with verifying the identification of taxpayers and is considered the “sole source…

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CFN Original: The top five accurate and entertaining fraud films ever made.

CFN Original: The top five accurate and entertaining fraud films ever made.

It’s Friday, the weekend is here and turkey sandwiches are fast approaching. Sitting down with your family on Sunday night for Thanksgiving, the memories of past dinners bubble to the surface. It’s all very loving in a Home Alone, far too many people sitting at the dinner table, type of way. Then after dinner, once dessert and coffee have been dished out and conversation has lulled (maybe grandpa fell asleep in the corner) it’s time…

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Gabriel Kit Chun Fung Held Liable for Buying $5M in Stolen iPhones and iPads for his company Plus One Solutions

Gabriel Kit Chun Fung Held Liable for Buying $5M in Stolen iPhones and iPads for his company Plus One Solutions

At Canadian Fraud News, we report on decisions issued by Canadian Courts related to fraud, that are not reported in the main stream media, and that contain legal issues the Canadian public and fraud recovery experts should be aware of. The following is one such story. On September 14, 2017, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Toronto released its decision in in a civil case for purchasing stolen property. The Court held that Gabriel…

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Toronto lawyer, Dennis Yang, victim of smooth-talking fraudster with fake degree.

Toronto lawyer, Dennis Yang, victim of smooth-talking fraudster with fake degree.

Toronto lawyer Dennis Yang has lost $100,000 to yet another fraudster with a fake law degree.   When Yang was introduced to 34-year-old Inayat Kassam, a smooth talking lawyer from Aurora, Ont, he was impressed. Kassam touted a five year law degree that he acquired from the University of Renfrew.   The only problem was, Renfrew University has absolutely no official accreditation, features stock images of professors on it’s website and features a fake address…

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When it comes to seafood, voting with your wallet is harder than you think.

When it comes to seafood, voting with your wallet is harder than you think.

On Sept. 25, Canadian food industry professionals and academics wrote an open letter addressed to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency in an ongoing attempt to combat rampant seafood fraud across the country. Calling it a type of “bait and switch” when it comes to packaging and labelling of seafood, the letter refers to an Oceana report on global seafood fraud which found, on average, one in five of the 25,000 samples of seafood tested worldwide…

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Disbarred Winnipeg lawyer David Bradley faces criminal charges

Disbarred Winnipeg lawyer David Bradley faces criminal charges

David Bradley, a former Winnipeg lawyer, is facing criminal charges after allegedly misappropriating clients’ funds. Bradley is facing eight counts in total; including attempting to obstruct justice, fraud and theft. Court records show the alleged offences occurred over the course of a decade, between January 2006 and July 2016. The former lawyer was disbarred by the Law Society of Manitoba in February 2016. The hearing was told Bradley lied to clients and misappropriated funds. He…

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