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RCMP say an elderly Nanaimo woman was robbed of $100,000 in an online dating scam.
"Much of them (seniors) want to age successfully at home for as long as possible, but we've got to find ways so that they don't end up being isolated and feeling lonely." The BC Centre for Elderly Advocacy Support averages about 300 calls a month, including scam complaints, according to executive director Martha Jane Lewis.He later began asking for money for work projects, which she sent to various accounts around the globe after he promised to pay her back.Police say she discovered she’d been scammed when he said he wanted to marry her but failed to show up at the city where they had arranged to meet.O'Brien says police have been unable to find any record of a Jonathan Lucron.Local seniors advocate Kim Slater, chair of the Vancouver Island Association of Family Councils, says this shocking story is unfortunately nothing new.O'Brien says Lucron told the victim that he was traveling to a nearby city and planned to ask to her to marry him.
The man never arrived and O'Brien says that's when the heartbroken victim contacted Nanaimo RCMP."Two other cases where people mortgaged their homes and all of the money they could raise they sent off to a non-existent person." O'Brien says unfortunately, many other people in Nanaimo have fallen victim to online scams.“Others have lost between ,000 and ,000 and others would have lost that money if it wasn't for bank employees intervening and educating them that it was a scam.” O'Brien says people can get more information on dating scams or report a scam here.They’re using the incident as a reminder to online daters that anyone who asks for money should set off alarm bells.RCMP say for more information on dating scams or to report one, go to the Anti-Fraud Centre’s website.Looking for long term relationship which might develop into marriage.