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Charlottetown police warn of internet dating scam

Charlottetown police are warning the public about an internet dating scam that offers victims a less-than-golden financial opportunity.

Fraudster claimed to have 1.5 million in gold bars, but needed bank account to transfer money to

Charlottetown police said the woman didn't provide her bank account information, but instead reported the incident to police. (Pat Martel/CBC)

Charlottetown police are warning the public about an internet dating scam that offers victims a less-than-golden financial opportunity.

City police say they received a complaint Wednesday from a woman saying she had met an individual on an online dating site claiming to be a Canadian soldier deployed in Ukraine.

They say the fraudster claimed to have 1.5 million dollars in gold bars, and needed a bank account in which to transfer the money.

Police say the potential victim did not provide any banking information but instead contacted authorities.

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