Cyberfraud

Lianna McDonald, the executive director of the Canadian Centre for Child Protection based out of Winnipeg, poses in Winnipeg on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kelly Geraldine Malone

‘A wake-up call’: Online crimes see stark increase during COVID-19 pandemic

Threats and harassment are moving online, according to police

 

Image used in a blackmail attempt, showing a person in a grey ski mask. (Burnaby RCMP photo)

B.C. RCMP issue warning after threatening blackmail incidents tied to online dating

Police call threatening videos used in the Lower Mainland ‘graphic and alarming’

 

Derek Lints wipes away tears as he speaks about his son Daniel, 17, at his home in Pilot Mound, Man., on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. Daniel Lints was sexually exploited online in February and committed suicide as a result. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

“World lost a good person:” Parents warn of global sextortion targeting teens

17-year-old was coerced into sending an explicit image to who he thought was a woman on Snapchat

 

Sent to Andrea DeMeer, Oct. 14, seven days after the romance began and four hours after the gift cards were promised but not sent. Scammer then blocked on Messenger.

LOVE HURTS: Black Press Media journalist goes inside a romance scam

Run by organized crime, these traps can be financially devastating and even fatal

Sent to Andrea DeMeer, Oct. 14, seven days after the romance began and four hours after the gift cards were promised but not sent. Scammer then blocked on Messenger.
Campbell River RCMP have receive multiple complains in August 2021 of a new internet extortion scheme. Pixabay image

Don’t get naked on the internet for strangers, B.C. Mounties warn

RCMP say lurid online scheme being used to blackmail British Columbians

Campbell River RCMP have receive multiple complains in August 2021 of a new internet extortion scheme. Pixabay image
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
A Victoria woman lost $4,000 after scammers convinced her to convert money into bitcoin. (Unsplash photo)

Victoria woman loses $4,000 to ‘aggressive, manipulative and convincing’ bitcoin CRA scam

VicPD officer receives scam call himself while investigating case

A Victoria woman lost $4,000 after scammers convinced her to convert money into bitcoin. (Unsplash photo)
Saanich police are hoping to help residents avoid romance scams by revealing the most common red fags. (Pixabay)

Don’t be blinded by love: Saanich police warn of online dating red flags

Canadians lost about $25 million to romance scams in 2018

Saanich police are hoping to help residents avoid romance scams by revealing the most common red fags. (Pixabay)
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