A Winnipeg man faces dozens of fraud-related charges after more than 50 people from across North America and Europe said they were scammed through online ads. The victims lost a total of $230,000 through the alleged scams. None of the money has been recovered to date, says the Winnipeg Police Service.
Mass marketing fraud scheme: romance, employment and rental advertisements
Commercial crime investigators had identified an “active mass marketing fraud scheme” involving romance, employment and rental advertisements starting in March.
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