Another person in the County has fallen victim to the so-called Dating and Romance Scam. Police say a person began a relationship with someone they met online and the fake lover claimed they hit financial trouble. The victim then sent $40,000 throughout several transactions. Police say they suddenly realized they were conned. According to OPP, this scam generated 352 complaints in 2017 and caused 250 victims to lose approximately $6.2 million in Ontario alone.