All he needs is a little money to get him through a tricky situation…Last year in the UK, online dating scammers conned their dates out of £33 million.This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it.
In fact, James was a gang of Nigerian fraudsters who were later convicted.
They may have larger amounts of money to lose and subsequently be more prepared to act as a cautionary tale to others, but men and women, young and old, are equally likely to succumb to romantic fraud.
When it was ‘Felix’s birthday’, Sara sent money for an i Phone. ‘I believed in the boy – that was my weak point,’ she says.
When he had an accident and needed surgery, Sara paid for it. ‘I tried my best to help that child.’‘Even when the fraud is revealed, they find it hard to let go.
After, the whole of the Twittersphere went into meltdown over the apparent doppleganger - check out the pictures here.
Last month I posted about Rachel Mc Adams at a wedding with screenwriter Jamie Linden after a reader called Anna mentioned that she was wondering if Jamie could have been the person mistaken for Taylor Kitsch when Rachel was spotted by fans in Paris in May.
She is now able to stand back and see just how she was manipulated. He’d ask my favourite colour, what was on my bucket list, what countries I wanted to visit.
Judith joined a dating site last year – one which matches your values, personality and lifestyle with other members and scores them accordingly. When he got my replies, he’d come up with something similar but ever so slightly different.’'He’d say he loved me and I’d reply, “You haven’t even met me!
Judith Lathlean, a 67-year-old, Oxford-educated professor, made headlines in December last year when she courageously revealed how she had paid £140,000 to a man she met on a dating site (but never met face to face).