Don't Get Hooked in: Online Dating Scams by William Smith Looking for Love? Sure. But where? Online Dating sites have been so popular. Millions of Americans visit online dating websites every year hoping to find a companion or even a soulmate. But as Valentine's Day gets closer. Two Calgary men charged in scam that targetted victims across western Canada. Dozens of gay men in search of romance were duped out of tens of thousands of dollars in a dating scam that targeted victims throughout western Canada, police say. Two men from Calgary, aged 36 and 42.