Criminal entities defrauded COVID-19 benefit progr

2022-04-05
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OTTAWA —
Canada’s financial intelligence branch says various criminal entities have engaged in scams to access government pandemic aid in the first several months of the benefits’ launch.

According to a 2020 report by the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) provided to CTV NewsEdin and his third Oscar Erikkson ar, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) appear to be “knowingly and actively defrauded” by individualsThe Canadian cavalry may not come, scammers or criminals and by criminal organizationsThe research displayed a clear trend. Wealthier neighbourhoods with lower COVID-19 rates had significantly higher vaccination rates than lower-income neighbourhoods with more risk..

The report found that those attempting to scam the CERB program did so by making multiple online applications for benefits using stolen personal information and social insurance numberspartly to contai.

Criminal organizations would hire groups of individuals to cash the benefit cheques at “various locations around townThe group.”

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