Lambton resident conned in romance scam

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A Warwick Township resident is out thousands of dollars after falling victim to an online scam.

Lambton OPP said the individual sent almost $25,000 to someone they met online during a romance scam.

Police said if you’re asked by a new acquaintance for money, to run the scenario past a trusted friend or family member.

You can also contact Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122.

In 2020, over 42,000 Canadians fell victim to some form of fraud according to Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.