After they form a “relationship,” they come up with reasons to ask their love interest to set up a new bank account.
The scammers transfer stolen money into the new account, and then tell their victims to wire the money out of the country.
“Many people in our country don’t eat enough fruit and vegetables and overcooking their food leads to the loss of valuable vitamins and minerals.
Cereal belongs to the daily diet of many people here.
That means that if someone interacts with hundreds of people online, at least one or two are likely to be fraudsters trolling for victims.
Police are urging residents to verify the identity of anyone they chat with online, reminding them that, “Once information is shared via Internet-connected devices such as smartphones, computers and tablets, it is unlikely to be retrieved or erased from the internet,” according to CTV News Toronto.
Toronto police are warning residents about an online dating extortion scam that has been targeting people in the area.
These scams are becoming more common as more people turn to online dating as a way of making connections before they meet in person.