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Woman loses $9,000 in online dating scam

| Dating Scam News | October 15, 2014

A 60-year-old Brantford woman has been defrauded of about $9,000 in an online dating scam.

The woman told police Thursday that she had recently “met” a man on an online dating site and he had told her he was travelling to Africa on an unexpected business trip. He then contacted the woman and told her he was in Africa and was having financial difficulties because his credit card had been declined. He convinced the woman to forward money to him.

He later contacted her again, advising of another alleged incident requiring the payment of hospital fees and asking for more money.

In all, the victim sent the fraudster about $9,000, police said.

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