Fraud has been on the rise in recent years, due in large part to society's rapid advancement toward digital information.
COVID-19 has accelerated this trend. Incidents of fraud have been up 218% since the beginning of the pandemic. Canada is no stranger to fraud. The legal system in Ontario takes fraud seriously and levies harsh consequences for those convicted.
So, what is fraud in Ontario? What are the consequences of committing fraud? We're happy to explain. Keep reading to learn more about how fraud in Ontario is handled.