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Internet Dating Scam


January 3, 2017

Charlottetown Police Services received a complaint this week regarding an internet scam. Complainant reports she formed a relationship with someone purporting to be medical doctor in Syria. Their online relationship was initiated utilizing Google Hangout and resulted in the victim being defrauded of approximately $3,000. Police would like to remind the public that this scam has been perpetrated before and manifests itself in various forms; exercise caution and be aware of these scams.

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