Taylor’s bank statements read two outgoing wire transfers in September 2012; the first approved for $47,500 and the other for $40,000, four days later.
The RCMP – who consider Taylor a victim of electronic fraud – say another Canadian fraud victim from Calgary – who told the CBC she did not want to be identified – said she was in contact with the imposter through an online dating service. The scammer wired her the money, claiming it was his, which she then wired onto Malaysia, according to police, and reported by CBC's Go Public.
What has infuriated Taylor even more, he says, is BMO’s resistance to take responsibility and pay him back the money lost. Taylor says he has gone through months of negotiating with BMO lawyers and managers. “I think [BMO was] just trying to wear me out, hoping I would just fade away … or die,” he told CBC.
Taylor – who has also been battling cancer – is convinced the scam is the work of an inside job, perhaps linked to overseas contractors, who have access to customer information.
The RCMP investigation continues.
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