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OPP Warn Of Romance Scams

By Tim Davidson Feb 14, 2023 | 11:56 AM

EpicTop10.com / CC

Valentine’s Day is considered the most romantic day of the year, but the OPP is taking the opportunity to warn about romance scams.

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Center says last year, there were over $59 million lost due to romance scams in Canada, and $20 million of those losses were in Ontario.

The OPP says the losses are in addition to the mental health trauma of being scammed.

Also, there has be a rise in scams losses in Canada.

Last year alone, $530 million was lost by victims.

That’s a 40 percent increase from the year before.

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Center adds that only 5 to 10 percent of people report being the victim of a scam.


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