From Kyiv, with fraud: Why Canada is a main target of investment scammers

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Every evening, about 150 people enter a building in Kyiv to work in a call centre.

Their only job: to steal the life savings of Canadians through a variety of investment scams, according to a whistleblower who used to work in the industry.

The building on Terasa Schevchenko Boulevard is just one of hundreds of fraudulent call centres that have sprung up in Ukraine and elsewhere in Eastern Europe, run by a network of about two dozen criminal groups operating worldwide, says “Alex,” the whistleblower. 

CBC/Radio-Canada is not giving his real name, in order to protect his identity.

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These scams promise victims high and

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