Second life dating scams

Nancy*, a 47-year-old single mother from North Yorkshire was conned out of over £350,000 that way: “I wasn't comfortable, and then I got so far in I couldn't get myself out, and I didn't want to walk away having lost £50,000 or what-have-you, so you keep going in the hope that you're wrong and this person is genuine,” she explained to the BBC.Nancy is now facing bankruptcy, and although her case is extreme, the average victim of online dating fraud loses £10,000 according to Action Fraud.

They're in West Africa, Eastern Europe and it's very difficult for British law enforcement to take action against them in those jurisdictions,” Steve Profitt, Deputy Head of Action Fraud explains.And if the person’s online profile disappears a few days after they meet you, that’s another tip-off.Here’s the real deal: Don’t send money to someone you met online — for any reason.Within two days he wanted to marry me and take care of me and pay all my bills.He also wanted me to sign up with another chat site where we could talk more freely.

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