Friends said Lyne met Charlton a few months earlier through an as-yet-unnamed online dating site.
“We’ve all fallen in love, we know the high when we think we’ve found the person that we’ve been looking for, and from there we can become very vulnerable.”Many are reluctant to report the crime, out of embarrassment or — in the case of older people — out of fear that they will lose independence as concerned family members step in, he said.
Scammers create fake online profiles in order to gain someone’s trust then ask for money, often claiming to be faced with an emergency, RCMP said.
“You should always do a background check on the person that you are dating,” Anderson told Fox
“You should consider hiring a [private investigator] to run a background check and criminal check on the person, as well as a deep dive (OSINT) Open Source Intelligence Search.
So, how do you protect yourself when you try online dating?