Investigators in the Financial Crime Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division have charged a Halifax man in relation to on-line fraud.
In April of 2016, two separate individuals paid for concert tickets on-line but never received the tickets. In both instances, the complainants, who both live in other provinces, attempted to purchase tickets for separate concerts through an on-line classified advertisement. They both corresponded by e-mail with a person claiming that they had tickets for each particular concert. The seller and complainants agreed on a price and then the complainants e-mail transferred the funds. Once the complainants sent the funds and it was confirmed that it was successfully received, the seller stopped communicating with the complainants and the tickets were never received. The complainants contacted their respective local police agencies to report this.
Through the course of the investigations, it was determined that the seller of the fraudulent tickets lived in Halifax. Halifax Regional Police was later contacted by the other police agencies and took over the investigation.
On October 25, at 5:48 p.m., members of the East Quick Response Unit arrested 22-year-old Eric Joseph Dahr at a residence in the 2000 block of Barrington Street in Halifax without incident. He was held in custody and appeared in Halifax Provincial Court yesterday to answer to the charges of two counts of fraud under $5,000 and two counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.
The investigation into this matter is ongoing with respect to other participants or possible victims. If you’ve lost money or provided personal information as a result of this or any other scam, please report the matter to your local police agency. You can report a scam where you haven’t been a victim to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre by calling 1-888-495-8501 or online at http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/reportincident-signalerincident/index-eng.htm
Source: Media Release