Rcmp internet dating scam
It started with a Facebook conversation with a stranger, then progressed to Skype exchanges, declarations of affection and promises to meet up in person.By the time Louise, 56, contacted police roughly a year later, she still hadn't met her online connection — but she had sent roughly 0,000 overseas at his request, and spent another ,000 on travel and related expenses.Oath will also provide relevant ads to you on our partners' products.
But instead of finding romance, many find a scammer trying to trick them into sending money.
The scammers strike up a relationship with their targets to build their trust, sometimes talking or chatting several times a day. They’ll often say they’re living or traveling outside of the United States.
We’ve heard about scammers who say they are: If you think it’s a scam, report it the FTC at ftc.gov/complaint.
Tell them you paid a scammer with the gift card and ask if they can refund your money.
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