Another one fell victim to the numerous internet scammers claiming to be some sort of diplomat from a foreign country.
Before, it was a Prince from Somali and now it seems people are posing as diplomats from the U.K.
A 41 year old man who claims to be a diplomat from the U.K is in custody for a fraud which involves an Ontario woman losing 30,000 dollars in an elaborate scam.
A 51 year old woman from Vaughan, Ontario told the police that after contacting a person online and falling into a romance scam, the man agreed to pay back the money he had taken.
There was an arrangement between both the woman and the man, where he would send an associate who claimed to be a U.K diplomat named Adam Davis. The woman was further instructed to pay a small fee as the funds were being held by the customs officers. She was then told to come to a hotel where she would meet David.
“Adam David” met with her in a hotel room and showed her a case full of money which was painted black. She was told that this was done to help smuggle the money into Canada. She was instructed further that she had to pay some more money to get it cleaned and a meeting for another day was scheduled.
The woman never saw the man again and filed charges.
A man named Taiwo Gbolade from Brampton, Ontario has been taken into custody who is suspected to be involved in the Fraud. He is being charged for the possession of $5,000 obtained by crime.
There has been no further development as yet, but there is a serious need for people to be educated and careful when dealing with people online. Trusting people over the internet with your money is extremely foolish and especially if you do not have the fainted idea who the person is.