Public beware. Richmond RCMP receives five reports of romance/crypto currency scams in 10 days


2021-11-23 10:01 PST

Richmond RCMP want to warn the public about romance/crypto currency scams after receiving five reports in a 10-day period earlier this month.

These types of frauds are not unique to Richmond and an extensive joint release was issued by BC RCMP earlier this month. With five reports in such a short period, Richmond RCMP want to ensure the community of Richmond knows we are not immune to these scams. Richmond RCMP also want to educate residents to know what to look for to help prevent others from falling victim to it.

These scams can be hugely traumatizing for the victims as they truly believe they are involved in a romantic relationship, says Corporal Adriana O’Malley, Richmond RCMP Media Relations Officer, It shows just how far these fraudsters are willing to go to defraud people of their money.

Fraudsters are adapting their techniques to the latest trends and technologies, using a variety of tactics to defraud victims. These include:

To date in 2021, Richmond RCMP have investigated 73 fraud files with a nexus to crypto currency.

Richmond RCMP encourage all victims of fraud to come forward and report these incidents to the police of jurisdiction.

Released by

Cpl. Adriana O'Malley

Media Relations Officer
Richmond RCMP
11411 No 5 Road, Richmond, BC, V7A 4E8
Office: 604-207-5189
Fax: 604-207-4716


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