North Vancouver woman loses $27K to online dating fraud

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A North Vancouver woman was bilked out of $27,000 after she sent money to a man she met on an online dating site. RCMP said the man claimed to be living in another country and needed the money to help with legal fees. He promised to pay her back when he returned to Canada, but disappeared. Money transactions are hard to trace and prosecution is difficult. Online predators use fake photos, resumes and life stories to gain a victim’s trust. Once a relationship is built, they will ask for money.

Read the full article at Metro News.