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Online dating fraud

Online dating fraud

While most men and women find love at online dating site every day, other less fortunate people are conned out of vast sums of money by online criminals, using dating sites. It is quite important to be vigilant when dealing with someone you do not know, whether someone you met at a dating site or anywhere else.
The story below was reported on BBC. It was the story of a woman who was conned out of £300,000 by someone she met online.

A woman “lovebombed” out of more than £300,000 in an online dating scam has shared her story as a warning to others.

The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said she was “swept off my feet” when she was contacted by a man she believed to be in Turkey.

She lost her home, business and took out several loans over 14 months.

She said: “The pressure was horrendous, and it got to the point where all the money had gone.”

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Speaking to BBC Radio York, the woman, known as Nancy, said she had come out of a “bad marriage” and joined dating website “to dip my toe into the dating world”.
‘Affection and compliments’

In July 2015, she received her first message.

Nancy, from North Yorkshire, said: “I just connected with what seemed to be a very attractive-looking person who was really keen to talk to me.

“There’s a term for it – lovebombed – where you’re just bombarded with affection and compliments.

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