Ottawa men facing charges in online dating scam
The Ottawa Police station on Elgin Street is seen in Ottawa, on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. (Justin Tang/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
OTTAWA -- Two Ottawa men are facing charges, and Ottawa police are searching for a third suspect, in connection to an online dating scam that attempted to extort money from men who thought they would be meeting a woman in the west end.
Ottawa police say the charges relate to a series of extortion incidents that occurred through an online dating scam since the beginning of August.
"Where men are lured to locations in the west end of the city with the promise that they will be meeting a woman," said police in a statement Thursday morning.
"When the victims go to the agreed location, they are …
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