Valentine s fraud: Canadians lose $17M to online love scams, CTV News

Valentine s fraud: Canadians lose $17M to online love scams, CTV News

Josh Elliott, CTVNews.ca

Published Tuesday, February 14, 12:40PM EST

&quot,Kindje, I just need $1,000 to pay this fine, and then I can get out of this nightmare.&quot,

&quot,I don’t know what I’ll do if I can’t find the $Ten,000 to voorkant the surgery.&quot,

&quot,They’re going to kick mij out of my house if I can’t come up with $500 more every month. Read More

Armstrong’s story: Five years ago, at the age of 53, she signed up to a dating webpagina.

Armstrong’s story: Five years ago, at the age of 53, she signed up to a dating webpagina.

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Last September, wij brought you an online dating tale with a blessed ending: fellow falls te love with a buxom blonde/millionaire heiress who friends him on Facebook, gets ready to send hier a wad of specie so she can supposedly come to the US (which she somehow needed te spite of that rich daddy of hers), dumps his fiancee, and gets saved te the nick of time by aforementioned dumped fiancee. Read More

Nanaimo senior loses almost $100K ter online dating scam, CBC News

Nanaimo senior loses almost $100K ter online dating scam, CBC News

RCMP say woman met a man online who claimed to be a civil engineer working te China

Police are warning online love-seekers to be careful after a Nanaimo, B.C., senior lost almost $100,000 ter an online dating scam.

Nanaimo RCMP say the woman met a man calling himself Jonathan Lucron te late on Match.com, an online dating webpagina, while looking for companionship te the wake of hier hubby’s death. Read More

Four South Africans who were duped by online dating scams

Four South Africans who were duped by online dating scams

After running articles on online dating scams and how criminals prey on emotions, an terrific number of readers came forward with their own tragic and sometimes costly practices.

News24 share some of them here.

So-called artist cons au pair of R120 000

The 55-year-old Alberton au pair wasgoed going through an emotional time te hier life when she believed she had met hier match on a well-known dating webpagina. Read More

ONLINE DATING SCAMMER CHECK LIST!

ONLINE DATING SCAMMER CHECK LIST!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

HOW TO TRACE A SCAMMER / FRAUD!

Attention: ONLINE DATING SITES/FACEBOOK/TAGGED/SOCIAL WEBSITES/EBAY/AUCTION SITES – THIS IS A SHORT-CUT!

  • “Charity” scam : Some scammers will attempt to appeal to your sense of generosity by telling they need funding to help with their ministry, money for food or urgent operation, help getting out of their country, this fresh treatment the scammers are using to target Christians.

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