BC LOCAL NEWS - Oct 27 - A 66-year-old Delta man should serve five years and three months for running 240 fake dating sites that siphoned ~$650,000 U.S. from more than 1,000 people in Canada, the U.S. and Great Britain. Barrie Turner has been held in jail since his arrest in March. Customers paid $997 U.S. and more for membership in Turner dating sites that promised high-quality matches. Rather than dates, clients would get brush-offs when they emailed some suggested matches. The people who supposedly sent those messages were fake, created by Turner to string clients along by making them think they were simply unlucky at love when they were actually victims of fraud.
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