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

 

The Oceanside RCMP detachment, 727 Island Highway West in Parksville. (PQB file photo)

Fraudsters ‘spoof’ Oceanside RCMP number to lure resident into cryptocurrency scam

Detachment in Parskville receives numerous complaints

The Oceanside RCMP detachment, 727 Island Highway West in Parksville. (PQB file photo)
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
Nanaimo RCMP warn about cases of cyber fraud that scammed victims out of thousands of dollars in the past three weeks. (Stock photo)

Nanaimo victims scammed out of cash by online con artists

RCMP advise public about fake tech support, gift card and Bitcoin scams

Nanaimo RCMP warn about cases of cyber fraud that scammed victims out of thousands of dollars in the past three weeks. (Stock photo)
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