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Capitalising on modern-day living, romance and dating scams are rife with fraudsters capitalising on people’s search for love online.
And singletons have lost “huge sums” of cash after being duped by sinister fraudsters who strike up a relationship with victims while their guards are down.
- A Troy woman was scammed out of more than 0,000 when she believed the lies of someone posting a fake profile on a dating website.
The woman learned there can be a fine line between falling in love and falling for a scam.
Scammers use any weakness they find to their advantage.
It's the newest evolution of the Nigerian advance fee (419) scam.
In a warning issued in the London Metropolitan Police’s Little Book of Big Scams, the police said: “Many people, both men and women, have lost huge amounts of money to online dating scammers.
After they establish some lovely correspondence with you, fall in love and maybe even send a couple of cheap presents, they will either: a) be almost on their way to meet you, but something will happen to them: they will get robbed, beaten, get into the hospital, or other misfortune will happen and of course you will be their only contact to ask for financial help, or: b) tell you that their employer pays them with Money Orders or checks, and they can't cash them in Nigeria.He's hunting through chat rooms, dating sites and social networking sites searching for victims, looking to cash in on romance.If you are over 40, recently divorced, a widow, elderly or disabled then all the better in his eyes.“Scammers will quickly interact with you, often showing you glamorous photos of themselves and gaining your trust.“But how do you know it is actually the person you are communication online with?