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.”

Losses linked to online scam targeting York Region Chinese community tally $1.8M

Investigators with the York Regional Police Financial Crimes Unit are warning citizens about a new online romance and investment scam after a significant increase in incidents being reported. This new scam is primarily targeting the Chinese community.

Ottawa police says fraud suspect meets victims on online dating sites and by claiming to be a contractor

Ottawa police are asking for the public’s help locating a fraud suspect, who allegedly meets his potential victims through online dating sites. The Ottawa Police Organized Fraud Unit is looking for Rodney Crabtree, 49, of no fixed address in connection to several fraud investigations.

Online investment scam costs Toronto-area woman $80,000

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre says the number one scam in 2020 was romance fraud with Canadians losing $18.5 million dollars to criminals and the number two top scam was investment fraud with losses of $16.5 million. Now, it appears criminals are starting to use the two scams together.

Romance & Relationship Fraud