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.

Scam defrauds St. Albert resident $7,500 in romance scam: RCMP

Police said the resident met a man on the Facebook dating app and began a friendship for about six months.

Japanese man arrested for tricking 35 girlfriends to give him gifts for fake birthdays

A man in Japan allegedly dated 35 women at the same time just to manipulate them into giving him lavish gifts for made-up birthdays.

Whitby man arrested after alleged online romance scam cost victim over $340,000

Ituah Ogun, 33, of Elton Way in Whitby, was charged with fraud over $5,000, possession of property obtained by Crime, and possession of counterfeit mark. He was released on a promise to appear before a court at a later date.

Romance scam primarily targeting Chinese community bilks victims out of $1.8M

York cops say victims lost between thousands of dollars to more than $1 million in romance scam.

The ‘suckers list’: How scammers repeatedly target victims

In the shadowy world of romance scams, one of the hottest commodities is the so-called “suckers list.”

Romance & Relationship Fraud