Matty scam internet dating

Last year in the UK, online dating scammers conned their dates out of £33 million.Anna Moore investigates the crooks who target smart, successful women Using a fake profile on the popular dating site (they operated as ‘Christian Anderson’, a divorced engineer), the pair managed to persuade a newly divorced mother of two to sign over a staggering £1.6 million, some of it her own, the rest borrowed from family and friends.

The ACCC says Australians lost over .3 million to dating and romance scams last year.He says he’s single, honest and looking for love – just like you, in fact.All he needs is a little money to get him through a tricky situation…However, he never arrived, claiming he had been prevented from leaving Nigeria because of an unpaid tax bill.Two weeks later, he called again saying he was unable to pay the bill because his money was tied up in the UK – and asked for her help.'When he spoke he had a slight South African accent, which I found quite endearing.

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