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SCARS|RSN™ SCAM NEWS: Canadian Man Out Over $100,000 In Romance Scam
An Edmonton Man Says He Sent $143,000 To A Fraudster After He Was Targeted In A Romance Scam That Lasted More Than A Year
According to Con, he was contacted by a woman who claimed to have seen his online dating profile. She told him she was a United States citizen, working overseas as a computer civil engineer and a single mom with a 9-year-old son.
Con talked to the woman for months before she told him the camera on her phone was broken and she asked him for $600 to fix it. Con initially said no, and the woman stopped contacting him. Several months later, they started talking again. He agreed to give her $100 towards a new phone. She said it wasn’t enough, and the conversations stopped.
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An Edmonton man says he sent $143,000 to a fraudster after he was targeted in a romance scam that lasted more than a year.
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