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Nova Scotia woman loses thousands in romance scam

A Nova Scotia woman is one of the latest victims to fall for an elaborate online scam that targets the heartstrings of Canadians looking for love. It’s called the romance scam, and in the case of Lynda McLean Simmons, she was convinced she was going to marry a wealthy businessman named Henry Rosenthal Steinway Junior. 

$16.3 million to romance fraudsters

According to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, the Romance Scam nets more money than any other active scam. In 2015 alone, 636 Canadians gave more than $16.3 million to fraudsters.

Learn more: Romanc fraud: how to prevent becoming a victim
Read the full article at CBC News.

Deborah McCoy – Is an investigative journalist and has over 17 years of investigation experience in both the private and public business sectors. Since joining CFN, Ms. McCoy has become a true advocate for victims of fraud and increasing the public’s awareness in fraud prevention.