Scammers take advantage of COVID-19 fears with calls, texts, emails

Scammers take advantage of COVID-19 fears with calls, texts, emails

When Windsor resident Jo-Ann Robinson received a text message from the Canadian Red Cross claiming to offer free face masks, she immediately knew to be wary.  Rather than clicking on the link included in the message or responding to the message itself, Robinson reached out to her daughter-in-law, who also expressed skepticism about the message.  “I […]

'About bloody time': RCMP arrest alleged Canadian 'money mules' tied to scam calls from India

'About bloody time': RCMP arrest alleged Canadian 'money mules' tied to scam calls from India

Federal authorities have arrested a Toronto-area husband and wife accused of being Canadian accomplices to an enormous global scam involving overseas call centres, including the so-called CRA tax scam.  The calls will be familiar to many Canadians: Scammers, commonly in India, impersonate officials from the Canada Revenue Agency and insist the recipient owes taxes and […]

Watch: CNN Calls Trump Supporters Stupid Illiterate Rednecks

Watch: CNN Calls Trump Supporters Stupid Illiterate Rednecks

This is CNN. During a discussion regarding the impeachment show trial, Don Lemon and a pair of talking heads devolved into imitating southern accents and declaring that anyone who can read or spell is an elitist, in an effort to mock Trump voters as stupid rednecks. In an unbridled show of arrogance, Lemon cackled while […]

Canada's Schnur calls Federer, Nadal 'selfish' over silence on Aussie Open playing conditions

Canada's Schnur calls Federer, Nadal 'selfish' over silence on Aussie Open playing conditions

Tennis players competing in the Australian Open qualifying tournament finally got some relief Wednesday from the tiny, noxious smoke particles that made many feel like their throats were on fire. Since the moment play began at the season’s first Grand Slam on Tuesday morning, players have had major challenges dealing with the heat, humidity and […]

Boeing resisted pilots’ calls for urgent fix of 737 Max jets

Boeing resisted pilots’ calls for urgent fix of 737 Max jets

Weeks after the first fatal crash of the 737 Max, pilots from American Airlines pressed Boeing executives to work urgently on a fix. In a closed-door meeting, they even argued that Boeing should push the authorities to take an emergency measure that would very likely result in the grounding of the Max. The Boeing executives […]

WhatsApp discovers spyware that infected phones through missed calls

WhatsApp discovers spyware that infected phones through missed calls

Spyware crafted by a sophisticated group of hackers-for-hire took advantage of a flaw in the popular WhatsApp communications program to remotely hijack dozens of phones, the company said late Monday. The Financial Times identified the actor as Israel’s NSO Group, and WhatsApp all but confirmed the identification, describing hackers as “a private company that has […]

Video of balcony chair toss sparks calls to re-examine Airbnb, balcony rules in Toronto

Video of balcony chair toss sparks calls to re-examine Airbnb, balcony rules in Toronto

There are calls to examine the rules and regulations around short-term rentals and high-rise condo living after video of a woman tossing a chair off a balcony sparked outrage around Toronto. The alleged chair thrower, 19-year-old Marcella Zoia, turned herself in to police Wednesday morning. She’s been charged with mischief endangering life, mischief damaging property […]