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The government was slow to tackle the fraud

The government was slow to tackle the fraud

PCU rigging by numbers

Reports to the Canadian Anti-fraud Center between March 6, 2020 and June 30, 2021

$7.6 million
Estimated attributable financial losses

22800 reports
officially open


nearly 40%
Of all these files in Quebec

* This number includes phishing and phishing text messages

The Government of Canada has waited too long to act to conduct the necessary investigations to end the fraudsters’ game on Canada Emergency Benefits.

At least that’s what the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CFC) thinks.

“The government knew there was some wrongdoing and did nothing,” Franco Terrazano, the new Federal Director of the Federal Communications Commission, said yesterday.

“We understand that there is an urgent need to support citizens at the beginning of the pandemic, but taxpayers could have saved significant sums if these investigations had started earlier. The government must definitely act to recover every dollar that was defrauded.

Our Friday The investigation bureau revealed that it was too easy for the scammers To use the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) website to claim your Canada Emergency Benefit (CEP).

The federal government, both the CRA and the Treasury Board, did not respond to QMI’s questions yesterday.

À un moment o le besoin pour une aide d’urgence se faisait sentir, dans les premières semaines de la pandémie, le gouvernement libéral de Justin Trudeau a décidé de rayer une question de sécurité pourtant cruciale: la jemune fille è de résumé Birth. The goal was to facilitate the application process in order to provide assistance as quickly as possible.

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Easy for scammers

As the FBI revealed, it was also possible for the fraudsters to alter an applicant’s banking information without being raised by employment insurance officials.

« [Le gouvernement] I waited a very, very long time before beginning the necessary investigations to try to prove that everyone who got ECPs was actually the person ordering ECPs,” said Renaud Brassard, an FCC spokesperson.

As of May 2020, the FCC was concerned about the lack of oversight by the government and feared a true open pub.

“What is concerning is that they are not even trying to crack down on abuse,” former Federal Director of the Federal Communications Commission, Aaron Woodrick, said in May 2020, in a radio interview with Vancouver NEWS 1130.

“I understand that, under the circumstances, they might have to withdraw money first and ask questions after. But he feared at the time.

The Quebecwa bloc has repeatedly asked the government to strengthen security and online identity checks, particularly to counter identity controller-related fraud. However, the liberal government did not take the problem seriously enough and in some cases preferred to punish the fraudsters rather than attack the fraudsters. Unfortunately, this is not the first controversy the Service Canada has faced and it will not be the last as long as these controls are not tightened,” said the attaché to the Council of Ministers of the Quebec bloc, Julien Colombe Bonafos.

No one is able to determine the amounts lost through PCU fraud, neither the government nor the police.