An elderly Nanaimo woman is reeling after losing almost $100,000 in a notorious dating-site scam.
The woman signed up on Match.com, a free dating site.
It wasn’t long before she was exchanging emails, texts and phone calls from a man who claimed to be a civil engineer working in China.
Constable Gary O’Brien says soon, the woman was sending him money.
“If you meet someone online, and you’ve never met them before in person, and they start asking for money…the alarm bells should be going off, and you should cease any further contact with them.”
O’Brien says there are multiple testimonials from women around the world who have suffered the same fate.