fraud prevention

Robert Dunning, of Nanaimo, said he’s on the verge of bankruptcy after he became the victim of an online cryptocurrency investment scam. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Vancouver Island senior loses $100,000 to cryptocurrency investment scam

Nanaimo man on the edge of bankruptcy after scammer empties accounts, maxes out credit card


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


The senior was called on March 31 and told to mail the cash to an address overseas. (Pixabay)

B.C. senior scammed into sending $20K overseas, hidden between books

Vancouver police, in a coordinated effort with UK enforcement agencies, were able to intercept the mailed money


Campbell River RCMP warn of ongoing frauds

The Campbell River RCMP are warning of ongoing frauds which continue to…

  • Aug 4, 2020

Tips on how to protect your aging loved ones from financial abuse

About one in 10 seniors are victims of consumer fraud each year: Canadian Department of Justice