Toronto man accused of stealing $13K via social media, dating platforms


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A 20-year-old Toronto man has been charged in connection with a theft estimated to have pulled in $13,000 over several months by way of an online scheme.

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Toronto Police say between Nov. 19, 2021 and Feb. 23, a man targeted victims using online social media chat groups and dating platforms in the Toronto area.

Police said the man met his victims in person and would eventually go to their homes where he would ask to use the victims’ cellular device to make a phone call. Instead, he used the opportunity to send electronic money transfers from the victims’ phones to himself.

Jackson Luu, 20. TORONTO POLICE HANDOUT
Jackson Luu, 20. TORONTO POLICE HANDOUT

Police say the man also used victims’ credit cards to make point-of-sale purchases.

Jackson Luu was charged with dozens of theft-related offenses.

Investigators urge anyone with information to call 416-808-5100.

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