Quebec network of romance fraudsters dismantled

Montreal (September 18, 2020) – The Sûreté du Quebec announced this week that they dismantled a vast network of romance fraudsters. On September 15, the Quebec provincial police made a dozen arrests in the regions Quebec City, Montreal, and the Outaouais in connection...

Stoney Creek man arrested for online dating fraud

Toronto (June 4, 2020) – Toronto police arrested Raymond Coles of Stoney Creek for an online dating fraud on June 2. He is accused of defrauding a woman after they met on a dating website, where he allegedly portrayed himself as a police officer, in January 2018....

RCMP issued warrant for 4 men in alleged ‘multimillion-dollar’ romance scam

Regina (April 20, 2020) – The Saskatchewan RCMP made a breakthrough in a ‘multimillion-dollar’ romance scam investigation that started in 2018. Five men are suspected of defrauding seven women out of up to $2 million. The scams were conducted over a period of two...

Romance scammers: ‘Are you falling in love, or falling victim?’

Ottawa (February 14, 2020) – On Valentine’s day, the RCMP brought to the attention of Canadians the danger of romance scams resulting from online relationships. According to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC), 682 Canadians reported in 972 complaints in 2019 for a...

Edmonton man arrested for alleged Orillia romance scam

Orillia (December 10, 2019) – Orillia OPP arrested Albert Gyamfi from Edmonton in connection with an Orillia romance scam incident. In April 2017, the Orillia victim reported to the police sending over $25,000 to an alleged romance fraudster. After a lengthy...

Convicted fraudster allegedly ran international online scam from Nigerian maximum security prison

Lagos, Nigeria (November 22, 2019) – Convicted online fraudster, Hope Olusegun Aroke, allegedly ran an international online scam from a Nigerian maximum security prison while serving his current jail term, according to Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes...

Toronto man wanted for romance scams

Toronto (November 21, 2019) –Ridwan Oyeyemi from Toronto is wanted by the police for allegedly perpetrating romance scams. He is the suspect in an ongoing fraud investigation. The police had been notified of two online dating scams where two Torontarians in their...

Charges laid against alleged online dating fraudster from North York

Edwardsburgh/Cardinal (October 31, 2019) – The OPP laid charges against Nosa Oriakhi from North York for allegedly pulling an online dating fraud on a Cardinal woman. Police believe that Oriakhi and the woman met on an online dating site. After he has claimed to be in...

Five arrested in Canada-wide romance scams

Toronto (October 22, 2019) – Five Ontario residents were arrested by the Toronto police in September 2019 after a 10-month investigation into a romance scam scheme. The men are alleged to have been connected to the bank accounts that have been used for online romance...

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 accounts...

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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