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$7k Romance Scam In Bruce County

Huron-Kinloss | by Claire McCormack  

South Bruce OPP are sending out a fraud warning after a report from Huron-Kinloss.

South Bruce OPP are sending out a fraud warning after a report from a Huron-Kinloss resident who was scammed out of $7,000.

Police say it was a Romance Scam, which typically starts online through social media or an online dating site.

They warn the conversations quickly become romantic as the scammer works to gain your trust. OPP say, before long, they are asking for money or personal information.

Police say fraud is a multi-million dollar enterprise that will only end when they stop making money.

Anyone interested in more information on fraud can contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1 888 495 8501 or check online at http://www.antifraudcentre.ca/.

 

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