As more and more Canadians turn to the internet to find true love, many are becoming susceptible to online scammers and there appears to be insufficient systems in place to prevent such fraudulent activity. Canada was ranked seventh in the world for being most susceptible to online scams according to a 2015 survey.
Right balance of sharing information
The types of scams that online daters are vulnerable to range from meeting people who had used fake profile photos to financial losses. (The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre reported that in 2015, Canadians lost over $16.9 million in romance scams.) A study found that most users of online dating site have a difficult time striking the right balance between sharing too much information on their dating profiles and not sharing enough.
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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.