Immigrant out of thousands after falling victim to scam

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The victim of an Internet scam owing $19,000 to the Royal Bank of Canada, Ekaterina Lobaeva realizes her family’s new life in Brandon may not be an improvement after immigrating from Russia.

Lobaeva responded to a call offering her a secret-shopper job in May, the expense of a second car and accreditation to teach English weighing heavily on her mind. Lobaeva was sent a cheque for more than $19,000 and given several assignments by a man named Thomas Wilson. Two weeks later the bank told her the cheque was fraudulent.

Brandon Sun
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