A recent fraud case in Bradford is being used to remind people to be cautious when meeting people online.
On Friday, a woman from Bradford reported a fraud to South Simcoe Police. She told officers she met a man online through a dating site known as “Christian Mingle”. They spoke over the phone and by email, and eventually he promised to visit her in Canada.
He then said he ran into financial trouble and needed $10,000 to make the trip. After being persuaded to send the money and then being asked for even more money a week later, the suspect became unsure and went to the bank where she found out she’d been scammed.
Police say that every year, hundreds of Canadians are victimized by the “Romance Scam”.