Crime Stoppers warns against romance scam impersonating Jeremy Renner

Vernon (October 15, 2019) – Crime Stoppers Central Okanagan issued a warning on October 10 against a romance scam in British Columbia impersonating Avengers Star Jeremy Renner. The online romance scammer approaches women on social media sites with fraudulent...

Once successful lawyer sentenced to six-months due to bigamy and fraud

Hamilton (September 13, 2019) – James Morton, a once successful lawyer received a six-month conditional sentence and was ordered to perform community service due to being convicted of bigamy and fraud, in the Newmarket Ontario Court of Justice, on September 11....

‘I do not believe her.’, B.C. judge convicts woman for emptying fraudulent credit cards, she received from her alleged sugar daddy

Abbotsford (September 9, 2019) – Jennifer Yvonne Thompson has been convicted of seven criminal charges including fraud for emptying fraudulent credit cards, she claimed to have received from her sugar daddy. She defrauded the TD bank of $195,059 between November...

FBI indicted 80 people with fraud charges in connection to numerous online scams worldwide

(August 30, 2019) – The FBI indicted 80 people, mostly Nigerian citizens, with fraud, money laundering, and identity theft charges. The defendants are under suspicion of having conducted numerous online scams including romance and business email compromise (BEC)...

Social media romance costs Perth County resident $20,000

Kitchener-Waterloo (August 21, 2019) – A Perth County resident has lost $20,000 to an online romance scammer during the last year. The victim reported the incident to the police on August 2 after realizing that the online love affair was a romance scam, according...

Edmonton woman seduced into $250,000 romance scam

Edmonton (July 31, 2019) – Evelyn Wichmann was the victim of romance fraud. A man which she met on an internet dating site seduced her into paying $250,000 and finally drove the 62-year-old receptionist into financial ruin, CBC reports. Edmonton police investigate...

No. 1 scam: Romance fraud cost Canadians more than $22.5M in 2018

The No. 1 scam in Canada in 2018 was Romance fraud. It cost Canadians more than $22.5M in 2018

Nigerian Man Living In Canada Receives 14 Years In U.S. Prison For Leading Fraud Ring

July 31, 2018 -  A Nigerian man must serve 14 years in a U.S. prison for leading a fraud ring that prosecutors in Texas say laundered $3.5 million from hundreds of victims. Ochuko Sylvester Eruotor was sentenced Friday in Austin. The 42-year-old Eruotor, who lived...

Man allegedly convinced woman he met online to give him cash and gifts worth $100K

May 2, 2018 (Courtesy of CP24.com) -   A 47-year-old man is facing multiple charges after allegedly convincing a woman he met online last year to give him cash and gifts amounting to more than $100,000. According to investigators, the pair met on an online dating...

Police seeking Grindr fraudster accused of stealing thousands of dollars from Metro Vancouver men

Christian Michael Lee Richardson has been charged with fraud, theft offences April 23,2018 (Courtesy of CBC.ca) - West Vancouver police have issued an arrest warrant for a suspect accused of defrauding men he met on a dating app. Christian Michael Lee Richardson,...

Romance & Relationship Fraud

‘I do not believe her.’, B.C. judge convicts woman for emptying fraudulent credit cards, she received from her alleged sugar daddy

‘I do not believe her.’, B.C. judge convicts woman for emptying fraudulent credit cards, she received from her alleged sugar daddy

Abbotsford (September 9, 2019) – Jennifer Yvonne Thompson has been convicted of seven criminal charges including fraud for emptying fraudulent credit cards, she claimed to have received from her sugar daddy. She defrauded the TD bank of $195,059 between November 2015...

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