Investigators allege the 49-year-old, using the alias Shaun Rothberg, met women through e Harmony and began intimate relationships with them so he could defraud them.
Read more: International student in Halifax lost ,000 in scam involving terrorist accusations Toronto woman loses about 0,000 in online dating scam: police RCMP warn of online dating scams after Canadians lose million in 2016Toronto police allege that while the Thornhill, Ont., man carried on these relationships, he gained the women’s trust and convinced them to give him money to invest.
Police allege the funds were never invested, but were used to fund the man’s lifestyle.
In her final message on she wrote: 'This is my last few weeks here.
Hasn’t been much of a productive place for me to meet anyone interesting so I’m not going to keep flushing my $ [sic] down the can. 'Following the post she was inundated with messages - around 20 times more than she would normally receive - from men offering her unsolicited advice on how she could 'fix' herself to improve her success on the site.