Dating websites experience a surge of sweethearts signing up around Valentine’s Day and that could mean a scourge of scammers. “Valentine’s Day is like Christmas for scammers,” said Suzanne Edmundson, a private investigator who owns Vancouver-based Axiom Investigations Ltd. According the U.S.-based dating website OKCupid, sign-ups increase at least 15 per cent heading into Valentine’s Day, one of their biggest weeks of the year.
By: Holly Moore
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Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.