Dating site scam hoax

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I only found one commenter that doesn’t believe this story. Like the past stories on what I think are faked/staged collisions, this seems to be another fabricated story for a “good cause”. So once more, are noble lies ethical from those we are told to submit to and respect? I say no.

Canadians looking for love online are falling prey to the country’s most lucrative scam. One woman says she gave a total of $1.3 million to a man she met on a dating site, but never in person.

Ellen’s is a story that is hard to believe, and even more difficult to comprehend. How could a mature, self-sufficient woman send such a huge sum of money to someone she never even met?

“Some are asking for money within two weeks,” Williams says. “Some wait nine months before making their approach.” Why? “Because they have hundreds, if not thousands, of people on the go. Because they have so much money coming in, they can wai

Ellen, now 65, says there’s nothing left.

She says she tried to send the first sum of $945 via Western Union, but the employee refused: “She said to me, ‘Do you know this person? If you don’t know this person, don’t send it. I’m not sending it.’ ”

Ellen says her fog lifted when a male relative told her point-blank that she was being conned. She ultimately reported a loss of $1.332 million to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, which compiles information and forwards it to law enforcement for investigation.

via Online dating relationship ends badly, $1.3M later | Toronto Star.

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