Ontario Provincial Police in southern Ontario are warning the public about sending money to people you don’t know.
The warning comes after a Dunnville woman lost $7,000 in an apparent online romance scam.
Investigators say the woman met the man through an online dating site, and after a period of time, money was transferred to the suspect, who claimed to need cash for his daughter’s medical bills.
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The man later sent a cheque to the victim to repay the funds, police say, however it was determined that the bank draft was fraudulent.
OPP are reminding the public that a request to send money to a person you have never personally met is a red flag. Never send money or give credit card or online account details to anyone you do not know and trust.
For more tips on avoiding fraud visit http://www.antifraudcentre.ca.