B.C. dating-scam victim speaks out: ‘I don’t know how I’ll come back from this’
The day after a first date with a man she’d been chatting to online for a few weeks, a Langford woman wrote an entry in her journal titled “Red flags.”
In it, she wrote about times when he had contradicted himself or his story just didn’t sit right. Like the time she asked him why it seemed like he was never working. He got lucky with an investment and didn’t need to work, he told her.
But at another point, he said he was an agent for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, kicking down the doors of drug traffickers, smugglers and human traffickers. “When are you kicking down these doors?” she wondered. His days seemed to be filled with walks and going to the gym.
He was on stress leave from the job, he told her.
The Times Colonist is not naming the woman to protect her privacy.