Toronto woman’s CERB payments on hold after fraudster makes EI claim in her name

Nicole Brockbank reports:

A Toronto woman is one of hundreds of Canadians who’ve had their identity stolen and used to apply for government benefits over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre says it has received more than 700 reports of identity fraud linked to CERB across the country.

More than half of those reports came from Quebec, another 172 were from Ontario, and British Columbia rounds out the top three provinces with the most reports at 52.

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