Woman loses 60K in romance scam OPP

Ontario Provincial Police says a woman from rural Lambton lost roughly $60,000 in a romance scam. Police say the 35-year-old woman established an online relationship with a man who claimed to be a 43-year-old law enforcement agent from Canada, currently living in the United States. During their eight-month relationship, the man said he was having money problems involving hospital bills, plane tickets and visa travelling expenditures. The woman sent the man pre-paid gift cards and money-grams using financial wire transfers. OPP says all of the transfers were sent to bank accounts in various cities within Nigeria. The OPP, RCMP and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Center (CAFC) are investigating the incident. Police are warning residents to be aware of the many frauds and scams affecting community members.

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