In our line of work, we notice that many relationships start online between people in two different countries.  The old barriers of geography, age, culture, religion aren’t that important.  Many Canadian embassies reject more than half of the applications (permanent residence applications for people married to Canadian citizens) as not being genuine. Even when the Canadian is in love and willing to sponsor, CIC will say, “we don’t believe the foreign spouse is genuine”. Translation: you are being used. This article takes it to the next level – when someone ends up in a relationship with a fake person. Kind of interesting that one of examples is a guy in Nova Scotia.