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Internet Dating Scam


January 3, 2017

Charlottetown Police Services received a complaint the last week of December 2016 regarding an internet scam. Complainant reports she formed a relationship with someone purporting to be an oil company investor. During the course of their online relationship victim was asked and sent in excess of $20,000 via Western Union. 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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