Caller ID Spoofing on the Rise

28 August 2015

For a cautious telephone user, caller ID is a useful tool. Instead of having to answer the phone and interrogate the person on the other end to determine who he or she is, one can simply look at the reader and get information about the caller. However, an increasingly prevalent scam is threatening the utility. Read More…

GM Financial Employee Charged in Identity Theft Ring

26 August 2015

One of the most insidious forms of identity theft is one that is committed by an employee of a large financial organization. These employees have access to customers’ detailed personal and financial information, and since this information is worth a good deal of money on the black market, they occasionally decide to take advantage of Read More…

Kamloops Woman Defrauds Senior for Plastic Surgery

6 July 2015

How far would you be willing to go to find enough money for the plastic surgery you wanted? For one Kamloops, B.C., woman, the answer was “all the way to committing identity theft.” In a surprisingly brazen scheme, Kamloops resident Brandie Bloor used a stolen driver’s licence belonging to an 83-year-old man to apply for Read More…

Don’t Fall For These Two Recent Phone Scams

6 July 2015

Over the past few weeks, both the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and the Calgary police have had to issue warnings to the public about phone scams in which scammers have posed as Canadian government officials. The first scam was a variation on the classic Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) phone scam, wherein fraudsters pose as CRA Read More…

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