That would be the first chance to see the victim's pin code being used.The alleged fraudster would immediately suggest getting a refund, which offered a chance to confirm the pin code. "Basically, after they have their time with the complainant", Liew said, "they would steal their credit cards and debit cards from their wallets." The accused then withdrew large amounts of cash — on average about ,000 — from the victim's bank account.Police would not name any of the sites, but called them legitimate businesses. Chris Liew of the Edmonton police cyber-crimes unit said officers The accused and their victims would connect online and set up a meeting at a public place, such as a movie theatre or coffee shop.The accused would get the target to pay for tickets or a drink.
Dozens of gay men in search of romance were duped out of tens of thousands of dollars in a dating scam that targeted victims throughout western Canada, police say.Two men from Calgary, aged 36 and 42, preyed on victims they met through online gay dating sites.