In the end, the money will be gone along with the person you thought you knew.
“Because the incident was immediately reported to police and the money was not transferred outside of Canada, some of the money transactions we’re reversed,” Const. “Had there been a delay in reporting the incident, the outcome would have been less favourable.“Unfortunately, recovering money from Internet scams doesn’t happen often.” After months of messaging with a man she met on Match.com, the woman agreed to send ,000 to the man, who said he was a contractor working in Saudi Arabia and would repay her upon returning to Canada.Millions of Americans use dating sites, social networking sites, and chat rooms to meet people. But scammers also use these sites to meet potential victims.They create fake profiles to build online relationships, and eventually convince people to send money in the name of love.By quickly reporting an Internet dating scam that cost her ,000, a North Shore woman was able to recover about 40 per cent of that money, North Vancouver RCMP said.
The police handed the woman back $11,000 because it had not yet left the country.