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On Valentine’s Day, Police Warn Of Romance Scams

ONTARIO-Unfortunately, love often has nothing to do with it. According to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre every year around Valentine’s Day, fraudsters are on the lookout for unsuspecting victims.

The Anti-Fraud Centre encourages people to watch out for these warning signs:

  • Profiles that seem too perfect,
  • Someone you haven’t met in person professes their love to you,
  • A suspect that tries to move communication to a more private or different method of communication (email, text, social media platform, etc.),
  • Any attempts to meet in person get cancelled or there’s always an excuse to not meet-up,
  • A person who discourages you from talking about them to friends and family,
  • A suspect acting distressed or angry to force you into sending more money,
  • Poorly written messages or messages addressed to the wrong name,
  • An individual who “introduces” you to their family on social media to legitimize the relationship, or
  • Unsolicited text messages from phone numbers you don’t recognize.
  • Get rich quick investment opportunities.
  • Be wary of individuals met on dating sites or social media who attempt to educate and convince you to invest into crypto currency.

Learn more about protecting yourself: https://peterboroughpolice.com/fraud

 

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Pamela Vanmeer
Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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