Dating fraudsters arrested in B.C. after convincing romantic partners to give them money.
As romance scams continue to rake in cash from trusting British Columbians looking for love, a consumer advocate is offering advice on how to protect yourself on dating websites.
“This is obviously a huge problem,” said Evan Kelly, Senior Communications Advisor for the Better Business Bureau for Mainland B.C.
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“We’ve had many cases here in British Columbia alone where we’re heard of women in particular … give away over $200,000, all up, before it was actually stopped,” Kelly said.
His organization named romantic double-dealing as a Top-10 scam last year.
A Maple Ridge man is scheduled to appear in court Monday, accused of faking relationships to steal thousands of dollars from a s