Toronto man wanted for romance scams

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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 sixties started each an online relationship through dating websites. The victims were defrauded of collectively almost $169,000 during the time period of one and a half years. The police encourage additional victims to come forward.

The Toronto police made the public aware of Ridwan Oyeyemi in connection with an ongoing fraud investigation. The 27-year-old man from Toronto is wanted for romance frauds.

Two dating scams were reported to the police in which a 61-year-old man and a 60-year-old woman had been defrauded. They stated they both made an acquaintance through an online dating site and started an online relationship using emails, text messages and phone calls between June 2017 and October 2018. The man lost $20,840 and the woman lost $148,000 to the scammer according to the police.

Resulting from the police investigation, Oyeyemi was identified as the suspect. He is wanted for three counts of Fraud Over $5,000, three counts of Laundering Proceeds of Crime, and three counts of Possession of Proceeds of Crime.

The police believe there may be additional victims and encourage them to come forward. Additionally, they remind the public to be alert while meeting unknown people online.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4200 or anyone who wishes to report information confidentially on this or a similar incident may contact D. Slenys at Investigation Counsel PC. Anyone who wishes to inquire fraud recovery information on their own case, or wishes to report fraud with whistleblower protection, please contact D. Slenys at 416-637-3151 or