Montreal police are asking for the public’s help finding a suspect they believe is connected to a series of thefts and fraud arranged through Tinder.
Police say the suspected fraud artist — who goes by the names of Hugo Guérin, Samuel Guérin and Valentin — meets his victims on dating websites and apps like Tinder and Badoo.
The suspect tells women he is a newly arrived student in his early 20s and that he has no bank account, say police. Under the guise of needing help, he asks them to deposit a government-issued cheque in their bank account so he can buy furniture.
Police say the suspect then gives them a sealed envelope – with no cheque inside – to deposit at an ATM and asks them to take out cash for him.
Police believe he is 23 years old. He is described as six feet tall, with brown eyes and brown hair. The suspect has a crown tattooed on his right wrist.
He also uses the phone number 438-345-5180.
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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.