Nelisha Vellani

Nelisha Vellani

Nelisha Vellani is an investigative journalist with CBC Marketplace.

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MARKETPLACE

RCMP probe of international CRA phone scam IDs Canadian suspects

You've probably got the call: An automated message threatens you with arrest over unpaid taxes owed to Canada Revenue Agency. Now the RCMP says it is tracking suspects in Canada and India as part of a 'national priority investigation' into the scam.
MARKETPLACE

Social engineering is the new method of choice for hackers. Here's how it works.

Is your name and your phone number all it takes for a hacker to take over your cellphone account? Marketplace's latest investigation has found that just a few pieces of personal information could leave you vulnerable.
Marketplace

'A handful of little carnations': Customers complain Bloomex's bouquets don't always arrive as advertised

Bloomex bills itself as 'Canada's official florist,' delivering millions of bouquets across the country to date. But is what you see really what you get when ordering flowers online?
Marketplace

As RCMP raids target India over CRA phone scam, possible Canadian collaborators have reason to be nervous

Recent raids in India to scoop up those involved in a phone scam targeting Canadian taxpayers netted dozens of arrests, but the RCMP said Wednesday that there could be Canadians involved in the fraud, which aims to dupe people into thinking they owe money to the CRA.
MARKETPLACE

What's the dirtiest surface on an airplane? The result may surprise you

Marketplace's latest investigation reveals that the surfaces on a plane you're likely touching most often might not be as clean as you think, and some are contaminated with bacteria and other pathogens.

'Significant investigative operation' into CRA phone scam underway, public safety minister says

There is "at least one very significant investigative operation underway" at the moment into one of the largest cybercrimes in Canadian history — the CRA phone scam — with both Canadian and Indian authorities working to shut it down, says Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale.
MARKETPLACE

'They're nothing but financial terrorists': 60,000 Canadians have complained about the CRA phone scam

You've probably got the call: An automated message threatens you with arrest over unpaid taxes owed to Canada Revenue Agency. They may demand as little as $700 — though some have handed over more than $100,000.
MARKETPLACE

Trier beware: Lab results reveal staph, mould on makeup testers

In-store cosmetic testers help shoppers decide what makeup to buy, but a Marketplace investigation reveals the testers themselves don't always look so pretty under a microscope.
MARKETPLACE

Restaurants 'taking from Peter to pay Paul' amid minimum wage hike

A number of popular Canadian restaurants have increased the amount of tips servers must share with their colleagues, CBC's Marketplace has learned. And many servers say that money is being doled out to higher-paid staff in lieu of a raise.
MARKETPLACE

'How can they get away with that?': Canadians pay much more than Americans for baby products

Marketplace does a cross-border price comparison that could have Canadian parents throwing a fit.
Marketplace

'That's a real problem': Investigation finds baby products for sale despite recall orders

A Marketplace investigation discovered a variety of recalled baby products for sale, raising serious questions about the effectiveness of the system meant to protect the public from products with dangerous flaws.
MARKETPLACE

Walmart says it has reduced food waste by 20% since CBC investigation

In the year since CBC Marketplace went digging through the trash at Walmart, the company says it has reduced its food waste in Canada by 20 per cent.

Schools and Ontario government respond to Marketplace investigation

Here's a look at Dubravko Zgrablic's timeline of employment, according to his LinkedIn profile, and the responses from the schools where he says he's worked, as well as the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.
Marketplace

'1,000% unacceptable': Marketplace confronts college professor about his fake degree

Marketplace's investigation of Canadian diploma mill customers looks at a college professor in Toronto with a phoney master's degree in computer science.
Marketplace

'All of us can be harmed': Investigation reveals hundreds of Canadians have phoney degrees

A Marketplace investigation of the world's largest diploma mill finds many Canadians could be putting their health and well-being in the hands of nurses, engineers, counsellors and other professionals with phoney credentials.