The BC RCMP Federal Financial Integrity team has secured charges against Haoran Xue, a Burnaby man, who scammed people by posing as a Canada Revenue Official.
In June of 2019, the BC RCMP Federal Financial Integrity team started the investigation into crime groups.
These groups were reaching out to unsuspecting citizens in Canada purporting to be representatives of the Canada Revenue Agency, bank and police investigators and software companies.
The victims were instructed to send the scammers cash via courier companies.
The investigation revealed that a 27-year-old Burnaby resident was allegedly part of an elaborate telemarketing scheme comprised of a group of four associates.
The four communicated on encrypted/unencrypted social messaging platforms, and swindled $198,700 from several victims, of which $90,000 was intercepted and returned to the victims.
Haoran Xue is charged with Fraud Over $5,000, Party to Offence, Theft Over $5,000, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Deal with Identity Document without Lawful Excuses, Identity Theft, Personation with Intent to Gain Advantage, and multiple counts of Uttering Forged Document.
Xue fled Canada in August 2019 and a Warrant has been issued for his arrest.
In November 2019, the director of Civil Forfeiture took a legal action and filed a court claim seeking forfeiture of a property associated to Xue in Burnaby BC, as proceeds and an instrument of unlawful activity.
His property was foreclosed by the court in late 2020, and the sale proceeds, aside from any holdbacks, were deposited into court to the credit of their action.