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Access KelownaNow using your Facebook account, or by entering your information. Privacy Policy. A woman residing in Nanaimo was ready to sacms her job and move to Florida with the man of her dreams before realizing she had been caught in an online romance scam that cost her 15 thousand dollars.

As time went on, their conversations over Facebook and email became increasingly personal. Within two months time, Rand had begun to profess his love for Mary and eventually asked her to marry. Mary said she felt the same way towards him and soon they began to make plans to move to Homestead Florida following his return from Turkey.

However, events took a turn for the worst in April when Mary received an email from Rand containing bad news.

Mary quickly went to her local chartered bank and withdrew what she could and wired it to Rand. Rand then upped the ante and told Mary that he had recently purchased gold but it was tied up in customs. To have it released, Rand was required to pay thousands of dollars in taxes.

Rand told Mary that, once the taxes on the gold were paid, he would sell it and the money would be used to help relocate to Florida. Without hesitation, Mary wired more money to Rand. According to the Nanaimo RCMP, online romance scams of this sort are common and have been carried out hundreds of other times worldwide. On this occasion, the scam resulted in not only heartbreak but also Mary datign having to work longer than expected to make up for the lost money. The RCMP is reminding people to do their homework and research whenever a stranger Club ft lauderdale gay Lethbridge house them asking for something - whether it be a relationship or money.

A simple google search would have revealed the Kevin Rand she was in contact with to be a fake person. For information on how to detect romance scams and other frauds, click.

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Want to contribute? Login Advice on guys in Canada. According to the Little Black Onljne of Scamssome dating and romance scams operate using illegitimate dating websites that charge you for each message sent or received. Be wary of someone that is expressing strong feelings very early on and, as flattering as it may be, keep a cool head and trust your gut.

Never send money or give away your personal or financial information to someone you have never met.

Jump to. He advises people meet their potential love interests Trois-Rivières friends zone a safe coffee date in a public place, before escalating the relationship. He promised to pay her back and said he was sating to come to Vancouver so they could start a future.

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This is usually a form of money laundering which is a criminal offence. Report it: How should I respond?

B.C. senior swindled out of $300,000 in online romance scam

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They spoke over the phone and exchanged about romantic emails a day. On top of contacting police, victims are also encouraged to file their case with the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. The spread of online dating sites and apps has made this fraud easier to commit, the Better Business Bureau BBB has said. We suspect that she will not notify anyone because of her pride.|Tugging at your personal heart strings and pressure to respond to inquiries immediately are the two favourite tactics for scammers.

Ann Donnelly were the guest speakers at a public forum about scam protection for seniors held in West Kelowna on Monday.

Online romance scam costs B.C. woman $15K

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Every year Canadians lose millions of dollars to activities of scammers who bombard us with online, mail, door-to-door and telephone scams. From an online protection perspective, Naka said seniors should keep their computer software up to date; use strong passwords that are changed on a regular basis; use firewalls and anti-virus software to protect your personal data; use privacy settings such as Messenger rather than communicating openly on Facebook; and set up security alerts.

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