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Canadians lost $16.9M to romance scams in 2015, fraud specialist says

Online romance scams are big business in Canada, bilking those looking for love out of almost $17 million according to new numbers from the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. 597 more words


Romance Scams, the IRS, and Your Business

What happens on Facebook, probably won’t stay on Facebook. Facebook is the go-to site for hackers, spammers, and scammers. Here, they can find email addresses to spam, personal information that can be used to construct phishing emails, and a convenient place to put up a bogus site to give legitimacy to their romance scams. 2,159 more words

A Bad Bagel on Coffee Meets Bagel

Although I frequently encounter online dating scammers via email, I finally had the “pleasure” of speaking to one on the phone.

Mr. O was my first “match” or connection on… 1,082 more words


9 Classic Cons that Will Empty Your Wallet

Grifters, cons, confidence men. It seems like the world is full of them and it’s hard to know who to trust sometimes.

From slimy televangelists waiting to empty your grandma’s purse to slick, well dressed property salesmen flogging timeshares that don’t exist, con-men have been around since the beginning of time and will likely be around until the end of it. 2,362 more words


Animation Script Writing

I don’t often get to share the online and corporate vids I write because they are used internally, but occasionally a few go public.

Here’s one I wrote for… 93 more words


Conman jailed for love affair scams

A conman who cheated women out of thousands of pounds after convincing them an American marine had fallen in love with them has been jailed for six years. 47 more words

Manteca trio indicted in Nigerian scam

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman first believed to be a victim of a Nigerian scam has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Gulfport along with a Nigerian man and five others. 490 more words