A Network Of Love Scams Tricked Dozens Of People In Quebec

Police suspect there could be other victims.
Senior Editor
Love Scams In Quebec Tricked Dozens Of People Over Several Years

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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50 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."

An online guide is available for anyone who needs help evaluating the safety of their relationship.

Thomas MacDonald
Senior Editor
Thomas is MTL Blog's Senior Editor. He lives in Saint-Henri and loves it so much that he named his cat after it. On weekdays, he's publishing stories, editing and helping to manage MTL Blog's team of amazing writers. His beats include the STM, provincial and municipal politics and Céline Dion. On weekends, you might run into him brunching at Greenspot, walking along the Lachine Canal or walking Henri the cat in Parc Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier.
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