Canadian online dating scams
That can involve fake social media profiles as well as those on dating sites or apps.
Some red flags to watch for include someone professing their love before meeting in person, or claiming to be from the same town but working overseas, which may be a setup to ask for money later, the force said.
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Some 748 people lost more than million to online dating scams last year, the force said as it urged anyone using apps or websites to find dates to be cautious.
They recommend having the first date in a public place and arranging your own transportation so that the other person doesn't know where you live.