The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) has announced that it has dismantled what it called a "vast network" of love scams in Quebec.
According to a statement, police planned to arrest 12 people in Montreal, Outaouais, and Quebec City on Tuesday.
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Approximate number of people scammed
The SQ says the alleged scammers targeted "vulnerable, mostly elderly" people "through dating sites and social networks" over several years, raising $2.3 million.
Police suspect there may be other victims and ask "anyone who has been a victim of this fraud is invited to contact their local police station."
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