Dating fraud scammed older gay men out of $80,000 in western Canada

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Dozens of gay men in search of romance were duped out of tens of thousands of dollars in a dating scam that targeted victims throughout western Canada, police say. Two men from Calgary, aged 36 and 42, preyed on victims they met through online gay dating sites. Police would not name any of the sites, but called them legitimate businesses. So far, charges have been laid in eight cases. Four complainants are from Edmonton and four are from Calgary. Those eight men were defrauded out of more than $80,000.

Read the full article at CBC News.