Her former partner was arrested by Edmonton police cyber crimes unit investigators last Friday, a week after CBC first published her story.
The Victoria woman, whom CBC has agreed not to identify, said she dated convicted killer Dale Ogden for several weeks before learning his true identity.
"I got a phone call from police saying he was arrested so I had one good night's sleep," said the young mother of two.
"But then they told me he had been released on a promise to obey conditions.
Sometimes they don’t ask, the victim simply feels compelled to send the money because they believe they have a trusting relationship.
Wallis Snowdon is a digital journalist with CBC Edmonton.
The man told officers that he met a woman from Ghana (West Africa) on the dating site “Plenty of Fish” and had built a relationship with her.
He said that she indicated that she wanted to come visit him, but could not afford the trip.
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OPP continue to warn Ontario residents about online romance scams after a Listowel man was defrauded.
A Listowel resident called Perth County OPP Saturday morning to report being defrauded.
In early September, a man was allegedly entrapped and robbed of cash and his car in what police called a fake date scheme in Carbonear, Newfoundland and Labrador.
The 26-year-old man, from Winterton, met the woman on an online dating site and Facebook. That same week, the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit — which comprises members of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and RCMP — issued a warning people to exercise caution when meeting people that they're been chatting with online.
She said she also needed extra funds because it would cost her to be allowed to travel outside of Africa. Not long after transferring the money, he realized that he was being strung along and the woman had no intention of travelling anywhere. In a media release, the OPP said “Scammers can easily steal photos online and use dating sites and social media to lure victims into sending money for various reasons.