In January of 2016, Niagara Regional Police became aware of a male who had recruited individuals from his workplace in St. Catharines, to be involved in the Revenue Canada scam by using their bank accounts to hold on to money of victims of the Revenue Canada scams.This highly organized scheme is where victims are told that they owe Revenue Canada back taxes and are required to pay a large sum of money immediately to avoid being arrested.


An investigation by the Niagara Regional Police Service’s Central Fraud Unit resulted in the arrest of a 41 year old male from St. Catharines.Charged with Fraud Under $5000, and Laundering Proceeds of Crime is 41 year old Adnan Hassan AL-DEFERY-AAJAB.

AL-DEFERY-AAJAB was held in custody pending a bail hearing onFebruary 18, 2016. For tips on how to protect yourself from the Revenue Canada scam please refer to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre:

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