Rcmp internet dating scam
No one wants to think they could be taken advantage by an internet dating scam, and yet hundreds of thousands of people are every single year.
In fact, the US Embassy to Russia receives reports every single day from people concerned they've been scammed by a Russian single looking for love, and the U. Postal Service has created a video about the same topic on its Fake website.
Spam and related violations (for example: phishing, malware, deceptive marketing, etc.) can be reported to the enforcement agencies (the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, the Competition Bureau, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada) through the Spam Reporting Centre.
Canmore RCMP say two women living in Alberta have been taken for more than 0,000 in an online dating scam.
When Pasqualino De Sanctis got a pop-up on his computer from the RCMP asking him to pay a 0 fine, he figured it was a legitimate request.
Just prior to it, he’d unknowingly clicked on a site infected with a virus while doing research for work, causing nearly 200 pop-up windows featuring pornography to flood his screen.
So far, two women from Canmore have sent him over 0,000.
Officers warn people to use caution when dealing with people on the internet.
Investigators say a man starts relationships with women he meets online, and soon starts to request large amounts of money through wire transfers.Find out how at the Western Union Remission website.