Peel police arrest man in alleged ‘romance scam,’ believe there are more victims

A Brampton man has been arrested after allegedly receiving over $10,000 in a “romance scam,” and police believe there may be more victims. In a news release on Thursday, Peel Regional Police said an older adult victim sent money to the suspect to allegedly pay off...

BC court awards $742K in damages to intimacy scam

A property in Vancouver’s Fairview neighborhood, a poor line of credit, a trusted French man and an elderly couple he believed to be pseudo-parents are at the center of a messy legal battle in the B.C. Supreme Court. On October 5, Justice Warren Millman ordered the...

Man wanted in romance scam investigation now in custody in Quebec after arrest in Ontario

Man, 47, arrested in York Region, faced fraud charges in Drummondville, Quebec. A man wanted in a romance scam investigation is now in custody in Quebec after he was arrested north of Toronto this week. At least one alleged victim is grateful to hear of the...

OPP remind everyone to be vigilant of ‘Grandparent Scams’

OPP are reminding everyone to be careful of Grandparent Scams. Police explain that such scams are well-planned and well-executed by the perpetrators, by calling unsuspecting people and pretending to be a grandchild or niece or nephew who desperately needs money. They...

Charges laid after victim defrauded of $70K in romance scam in Ontario

Police have charged a 44-year-old woman and are searching for another person of interest after someone was defrauded of more than $70,000 in a romance scam. Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say they launched an investigation in March 2020 after being informed of a...

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...

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