fraud

Screenshots from Facebook of alleged attempts to scam others into e-transferring money. (Facebook screenshots)

Alleged Facebook scammer targeting mom groups in Chilliwack and elsewhere in B.C.

Woman accused of asking for money for daughter’s medication was involved in 2019 poppy box thefts

 

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

 

File photo: Tom Zytaruk

Surrey immigration fraud case involving Langley couple back in court next week

Rupinder “Ron” Singh Batth faces 54 charges and Navdeep Kaur Batth, 15, under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

 

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)
Langley Mounties are looking for two women who used a “short change” con on tellers at the Langley Walmart. (Black Press Media files)

‘Short change’ con artists hit Langley Walmart

The suspects returned multiple times over three days

Langley Mounties are looking for two women who used a “short change” con on tellers at the Langley Walmart. (Black Press Media files)
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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Mark Chandler, outside of B.C. Supreme Court during his attempt to avoid extradition to California. Chandler was recently sentenced to six years in prison in the United States. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley condo builder gets six years in U.S. prison for California fraud

Mark Chandler has been ordered to pay back $1.7 million to his dozen victims

Mark Chandler, outside of B.C. Supreme Court during his attempt to avoid extradition to California. Chandler was recently sentenced to six years in prison in the United States. (Langley Advance Times files)
Mark Chandler, outside of his extradition hearing at the Vancouver Supreme Court. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley condo builder’s fraud sentencing in U.S. delayed due to COVID-19

Mark Chandler’s own lawyer contracted COVID-19 in December

Mark Chandler, outside of his extradition hearing at the Vancouver Supreme Court. (Langley Advance Times files)
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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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St. John Ambulance has issued a public warning about an apparent fraudster claiming to be collecting for the charity in Langley (St. John Facebook image)
St. John Ambulance has issued a public warning about an apparent fraudster claiming to be collecting for the charity in Langley (St. John Facebook image)
Mark Chandler outside the Vancouver Courthouse during an appearance for his extradition proceedings. (Langley Advance Times files)
Mark Chandler outside the Vancouver Courthouse during an appearance for his extradition proceedings. (Langley Advance Times files)
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.

8 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.
Mark Chandler, outside the B.C. Supreme Court building, during an appearance for one of his extradition hearing appearances in January, 2018. (Langley Advance Times files)

Trial date set in U.S. fraud trial of Langley condo builder

Mark Chandler was extradited after a four-year legal battle

Mark Chandler, outside the B.C. Supreme Court building, during an appearance for one of his extradition hearing appearances in January, 2018. (Langley Advance Times files)
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
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)