A Bradford, Ont. woman lost more than $10,000 to an online romance scam.
The woman told South Simcoe police she met her online boyfriend through the dating site ‘Christian Mingle’. She reported they had corresponded multiple times via telephone and email in which he promised to come to Canada to visit her.
The man convinced the woman to send a bank transfer of $10,000, and later continued to ask for money.
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This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.
Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.