Woman from Charlottetown loses $20K in internet romance scam

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Charlottetown police are investigating a complaint from a woman who said she lost thousands of dollars to someone she met on social media. The woman made the complaint in late December.

Fraudulent cheques via Western Union

The woman had assumed she was communicating with a man who was romantically interested in her. She told police they met on social media, and he told her he was an oil company investor. After gaining her trust the man sent her cheques and asked her to send the money to different Western Union addresses. But the cheques were fraudulent, and the woman lost more than $20,000, said Charlottetown Deputy Chief Gary McGuigan.

Read more at CBC News.

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.