Online dating has been one of the most popular ways to find lasting love or a romantic interest in the past several years. And like any good thing that has become popular, it has created opportunities for scammers. In fact, people have reported losing around $1.3 billion to romance scams in the past five years and it reached an astounding record of $547 million in 2021.
Disability benefits fraud has been one of the fastest rising types of fraud in recent times, more so with the ongoing pandemic making it harder for insurance companies to verify claims. Read on below to find out more about how surveillance by private investigators can expose disability benefits fraud.
A new year is a time for new beginnings, but unfortunately, it is also a new year for fraudsters to ramp up their cybercrime acts and commit online scams. Senior officials from top scam detection and cybersecurity agencies in Canada have banded together to warn Canadians about an impending rise in online scams especially for the first part of 2022.
What is the most important resolution for victims of fraud? Is it to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice? Is it to assess your vulnerabilities with a view to mitigating against future attack? Is it to attempt to recover the funds that you have lost? Or, is it best to simply cut your losses, accept your fate, and move on?
Canada has some of the highest mobile data costs in the world – yes, the world! So when we get the chance to use “free” WiFi away from home we are happy to connect. Who doesn’t want to stream that tv show, movie or music list over free WiFi? Why use up your own data plan when you can use up your coffee shops? What could possibly go wrong? Well, many things.
My name is Mark Fenton and I specialize in investigating online crimes. When I worked in the Computer Crime Unit one of my side projects was tracing fraudulent emails. I was curious about who was behind them and why people kept falling for them. We often laugh and ask, “Who would fall for these?” I think the answer would surprise you.