Most popular dating sites per country visa
They do this by taking on a persona shaped to what a potential victim says they’re looking for, along with waiting as many as nine to 10 months before bringing up money.
They will even arrange to meet in person if the reward is high enough, Williams added.
While that man eventually went to jail, the victim's money was gone for good.
The anti-fraud centre said 269 Ontarians have reported online dating fraud so far this year, with 177 losing some money.
That means 92 people caught on to the fraud before they lost anything.
In Quebec, 471 people have reported such fraud in 2013 — 319 of who were victims.
shows as much as a third of Americans married since 2005 had met online.