Ottawa Valley resident loses $50,000 in ‘romance scam’

Police in Pembroke are investigating after a resident lost more than $50,000 in a romance scam. The victim entered into an online relationship and sent thousands of dollars over several months to a scammer in a foreign country, Upper Ottawa Valley OPP said in a news...

Fraudsters use Valentine’s Day to target vulnerable Canadians

Authorities in Canada are using Valentine’s Day to remind the public that if the person you met online recently starts asking for money or to start investing in a new venture, that is a serious red flag. The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) issued an alert this month...

Toronto woman loses life savings in romance scam!

When a handsome stranger started chatting with Cindy Browne on TikTok, she was intrigued.  They quickly started talking on WhatsApp and bonded over their shared difficulty in love: He told her his wife had died of cancer. She told him her first husband had...

Senior is lost $106,000 from CryptoRom scam

An Ontario man is scammed out $106,000 of his retirement money. The victim said he will likely have to sell his home as a result. Sylvester, from Oshawa, who did not want to provide his surname, said he is devastated and left completely lost after realizing he had...

Transfers During an Affair held not to be a Gift and Ordered Returned

A woman must repay her ex-lover $96,000 pre and post-judgment interest and litigation costs, because she failed to prove in court that the money her ex-lover transferred to her was a gift. The plaintiff, Peter Walker, who was married at the time, had an affair with...

A Young Women from Oakville is Charged with Fraud in a Romance Scam

A 21-year-old woman from Oakville is one of the multiple people arrested by police for a series of frauds related to a romance scam operating in Burlington. The woman has been arrested and charged with fraud over $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime over...

W5 uncovers global network of organized crime targeting Canadians in romance scams

On Colleen’s computer there were the thousands of chats, with someone who went by the name of Ryan Scott, an online man she had fallen in love with. Little did she know that Ryan was a fraud and his photos were stolen from someone else to carry out an elaborate scam.

Women band together against alleged Cambridge ‘Online Casanova’

The Times has agreed to use only the first names of the women involved to protect their privacy.

Romance scam bilked Huron County senior out of $700K

OPP are investigating after being contacted by the victim’s daughter

Alberta RCMP warn of Facebook dating app scam

Albeta RCMP are warning the public about a Facebook fraud scam. RCMP recently received a complaint about a citizen who was a victim of a relationship/dating scam.

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