CPO Speaker- Series Romance Fraud

“I love you.” Three simple words uttered online can sometimes mean the beginning of a painful journey for victims of romance fraud. This speaker series event will shed light on a growing problem-and the serious consequences it raises for those affected.

Romance fraud takes place when a scammer poses as someone looking for love on a dating site or social network using a fake profile. Scammers weave a false story, ask plenty of questions and quickly profess their love. Soon, they’re asking for money and the victims give away thousands of dollars before realizing the whole relationship is a scam.

Presenters:

Barb Sluppick, RomanceScams.org

Michelle, victim of romance fraud

Detective Martin Cardinal, Ottawa Police Services

Chair:

Councillor David Chernushenko, Crime Prevention Ottawa Board Member

When:

Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 9:00 to11:00 a.m.

Coffee at 9:00 a.m., program begins at 9:30 a.m.

Where:

City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West

Andrew Haydon Hall (Council Chambers)

Questions will be encouraged in both official languages.

R.S.V.P. to Crime Prevention Ottawa at [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]> or 613-580-2424 ext. 22454

*Please note that space is limited.*

 


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