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Vancouver victims
If you were scammed by Harris Black (aka Harry Simon, John Ashton) in British Columbia, we strongly recommend that you do the following:

1. File a claim against him in BC Small Claims Court: BC Small Claims Court procedure
2. Notify the BC Consumer Protection Office
3. Notify the Vancouver Police Fraud Dept.
4. Notify the North Vancouver RCMP
5. Notify BC Crime Stoppers
6. Get free legal information from the UBC Law Students Legal Advice Program at (604) 872-5791 and be sure to view their online info on consumer protection matters
7. Notify
Gary McHugh* by e-mail at senseigrm@sympatico.ca.

*McHugh is the private investigator who single-handedly put Black out of business in Montreal after Black allegedly tried to scam his daughter. McHugh is compiling a file on Black's alleged victims. Information sent to McHugh can be kept confidential, if desired.

 

Montreal victims
If you were scammed by Harris Black in Quebec, we strongly recommend that you do the following:

1. File a claim in Small Claims Court against Black. You have up to three years from the date that you paid him for his "services". It is fairly easy to do a claim. There are people who are there to help you.
2. If you were scammed by Black at "Phoenix Enterprises", you can also sue Malka Schwartzman -- the official owner of the company. Unlike Black, Ms. Schwartzman still lives in Quebec and can therefore be obliged to pay any Small Claims Court judgments against her.
3.
File a complaint with the Consumer Protection Office of Quebec (OPC). [Click here for a translated English version of their French-only site.] The OPC is currently working on their case against Harris Black. The more complaints they have against him, the higher the fine (if he's eventually found guilty). Contact Gary McHugh by e-mail at senseigrm@sympatico.ca to find out how to file a complaint.
4. Notify Gary McHugh* by e-mail at senseigrm@sympatico.ca.

*McHugh is the private investigator who single-handedly put Black out of business in Montreal after Black allegedly tried to scam his daughter. McHugh is compiling a file on Black's alleged victims. Information sent to McHugh can be kept confidential, if desired.

Contact us at senseigrm@sympatico.ca