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As CPS launches fraud prevention campaign, alleged Syryda complainants continue to come forward

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As March is “national fraud prevention month” Calgary police are educating the public about scams, meanwhile a growing number of people allege they have been victimized by a Calgary man charged for fraudulent activity.

The Calgary Police Service (CPS) said fraud-related calls for service have doubled since 2015 with 12,883 calls, rising to 36,292 in 2020, and remaining high last year.

Last Wednesday Calgary police issued a release about 36-year-old Bryan Syryda after the initial investigation included 10 victims. Since then, police told CTV news another five people have come forward to file complaints that are currently under investigation.

Syryda has been charged with two counts of fraud over $5,000 and possession of the proceeds of crime over $5,000 and has been released on an undertaking with strict conditions, according to CPS.

Calgary police also said that additional charges are pending and the funds allegedly…

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