Internet dating scams scammers
The photos are usually of beautiful people and the quality of the photo is high.
The photos are usually stolen from modeling sites with reports that 90% of them are being taken from Focus Hawaii.
During more than three years of online correspondence and phone calls, the Edmonton man was defrauded of 3,000.
Con hopes that sharing his ordeal will prevent others from being duped by other online romance scams He held a news conference Monday in partnership with Edmonton Police Service economic crimes section Det. To help protect his privacy, police have not released Con's last name.
Then he got a call from the security manager at his bank.
Bank staff were concerned about his banking activity and had contacted police.
However sooner or later, the vulnerable hearts receive requests that will ultimately lead to financial losses and heartbreak.
Then the woman claimed that her son had been diagnosed with malaria.
Shortly after, she said they had been involved in a collision and had hospital bills.
Con expects he may have to declare bankruptcy or hand over the keys to his house to the bank because of the financial loss.
He doesn't expect any of his money will be recovered.