Lindsay man loses thousands to ‘Romance Scam’

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A Lindsay man has been defrauded of almost $4000.00 in what police are describing as a romance scam.

The man attended Kawartha Lakes Police on July 31st, 2017 indicating that he had lost almost $4000.00 out of his bank account. He went on to explain that he had made several large purchases of iTunes cards and sent the particulars of them to an out of a country woman after she committed to depositing money into his account.

The money never materialised, and the frauds continued as the woman made indications that she would be coming to Canada to marry the man. The man also provided personal banking information to the female with the understanding that she would be using the money to purchase groceries and personal items.

Police remind the public not to provide any personal banking information to anyone and always to be aware of possible ulterior motives when meeting people online. For further information on current and trending frauds, please visit the Canadian Anti Fraud Centre website at http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index-eng.htm .