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Two Abbotsford businesses out $100K each in email scam

Fraudsters used address similar to legitimate company to request e-transfer to pay invoice

 

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

 

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Abbotsford Police warn about scam phone calls that display their name

Caller claims victim’s identity has been compromised and they need to send money

 

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)
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)
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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

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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

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The website Chigoby is among eight scam online retailers that have been identified by the Better Business Bureau. The site was fraudulently using an Abbotsford residential address, but has since switched to one in Poland.

Eight scam online-shopping websites fraudulently use Abbotsford address

Better Business Bureau says victims lost hundreds for non-existent or poor-quality products

The website Chigoby is among eight scam online retailers that have been identified by the Better Business Bureau. The site was fraudulently using an Abbotsford residential address, but has since switched to one in Poland.
FILE – RCMP are investigating after $230,000 allegedly disappeared from the Coquitlam Little League’s accounts. (pxfuel.com)

Mounties launch probe after $230K ‘disappears’ from Coquitlam Little League funds

Discrepancy was discovered when refunds were being issued for cancelled season

FILE – RCMP are investigating after $230,000 allegedly disappeared from the Coquitlam Little League’s accounts. (pxfuel.com)
Canada Revenue Agency suspends online services after cyberattacks

Canada Revenue Agency suspends online services after cyberattacks

Many of the hacked CRA accounts were targeted as part of a broader ‘credential stuffing’ attack

Canada Revenue Agency suspends online services after cyberattacks
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)

COLUMN: Catching CERB fraud in the act a lesson in staying secure

With new scams and internet fraud constantly a threat, it’s important to stay on top of accounts

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)
Shelley Mickens, a former Abbotsford Police finance director, has been charged with breach of trust, fraud, and theft related to her job from 2013 to 2016. (Facebook photo)

Former Abbotsford Police finance director charged with fraud, theft and breach of trust

Shelley Mickens of Surrey was ordered to pay back $312,000 in 2017 civil suit

Shelley Mickens, a former Abbotsford Police finance director, has been charged with breach of trust, fraud, and theft related to her job from 2013 to 2016. (Facebook photo)
Andrij Olesiuk, who was found guilty of charges including fraud under $5,000 and possession of property obtained by crime enters after he defrauded thousands of dollars from Humboldt Broncos GoFundMe donors, enters Saskatoon Provincial Court for his sentencing hearing in Saskatoon, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards

Man who set up fake Humboldt Broncos fundraiser gets 14-month jail sentence

Olesiuk received three months for the Humboldt fundraiser and 11 months for the other scheme

Andrij Olesiuk, who was found guilty of charges including fraud under $5,000 and possession of property obtained by crime enters after he defrauded thousands of dollars from Humboldt Broncos GoFundMe donors, enters Saskatoon Provincial Court for his sentencing hearing in Saskatoon, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards
In a letter dated Tuesday, June 2, 2020, the Sandspit Volunteer Fire Department disclosed to residents that it had accidentally sent a wire transfer of almost $100,000 to fraudsters in May. The funds were intended for the purchase of a used fire truck and the department is unsure if they can be recovered. (Pixabay photo)

Haida Gwaii firefighters accidentally send $100K to fraudsters in elaborate scheme

RCMP, Northern Savings Credit Union working to recover funds, but ‘unsure if that will be possible’

In a letter dated Tuesday, June 2, 2020, the Sandspit Volunteer Fire Department disclosed to residents that it had accidentally sent a wire transfer of almost $100,000 to fraudsters in May. The funds were intended for the purchase of a used fire truck and the department is unsure if they can be recovered. (Pixabay photo)
Man allegedly impersonates health official, takes elderly Princeton woman from her home

Man allegedly impersonates health official, takes elderly Princeton woman from her home

The man allegedly claimed he worked for Interior Health

Man allegedly impersonates health official, takes elderly Princeton woman from her home
A stack of bills seized during a search warrant in a fraud investigation. (Coquitlam RCMP photo)

Coquitlam senior loses $16,000 to bank security scam

Scammers told 71-year-old new Canadian her credit card was ‘compromised’ and to buy gift cards

A stack of bills seized during a search warrant in a fraud investigation. (Coquitlam RCMP photo)
In a release on Monday, March 2, 2020, the British Columbia Securities Commission warned British Columbians not to fall into the “trust trap” – a questionable investment tip from friends or family. (PxHere photo)

Investor alert: Nearly half of B.C. young adults susceptible to the ‘trust trap’

British Columbia Securities Commission says ‘trust traps’ are questionable tips from friends or family

In a release on Monday, March 2, 2020, the British Columbia Securities Commission warned British Columbians not to fall into the “trust trap” – a questionable investment tip from friends or family. (PxHere photo)
Convicted con man Donald Robert Quinnell was sentenced to four years in jail in 2015 for his confidence scams on elderly victims in Chilliwack and Agassiz. Now, in January 2020, he is facing 39 charges for the same in North Vancouver, West Vancouver and Vancouver. (RCMP)

Convicted Fraser Valley con man facing 39 charges in Vancouver area

Donald Quinnell got four years prison in 2015, again facing fraud, theft, stolen credit card charges

Convicted con man Donald Robert Quinnell was sentenced to four years in jail in 2015 for his confidence scams on elderly victims in Chilliwack and Agassiz. Now, in January 2020, he is facing 39 charges for the same in North Vancouver, West Vancouver and Vancouver. (RCMP)