A local woman is out a considerable sum of money after meeting Mr. Wrong on the Internet dating site Plenty of Fish.
The Amherst woman was defrauded approximately $10,000 after conversing with the fraudster for a little over a month, Amherst Police report. The man sent the victim a cheque and asked her to cash it. Then he asked her to send the monies back to him and another associate via Moneygram.
Officers are now investigating the incident.
Police would like to remind residents to be very wary in cashing cheques from these types of incidents. The scammers often pretend to be away overseas and in areas where communication can only be done over the internet. The offenders are often not who they portray themselves to be on social media profiles.
This was just one of 91 complaints Amherst Police responded to during the week beginning Jan. 8, and ending Sun, Jan. 14, 2018.
Read the full story over at Amherst News Citizen-Record.