Second life dating scams

Selena Ramirez knows how hard it is to make a romantic connection these days.The single, 53-year-old marketing manager, who works long hours at an Edmonton technology company, is unsure where to meet someone and is finding the dating scene a lonely place.

The Federal Trade Commission also had a spike in the number of complaints about possible romance-related scams, up more two-fold to 11,149 from 2014 levels.

When I got a call from a so-called ‘courier company’ I foolishly believed it, but it was just a trap.” Maurice told Selena that he would buy a house in Edmonton for the two of them once his business was up and running.

“He said giving him the money to clear customs was an investment in our future.

“I was excited.” But last spring, she found out the hard way that not everyone on Internet dating sites is looking for love.

(We’ve changed names to protect privacy.) In fact, her dating site hooked her up with someone who was only looking to scam her out of her life savings—and, sadly, he succeeded.

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