Using age-old marketing techniques, Christian created a picture of their life together so real that the victim actually went house-hunting for the two of them.
The life he described would all be theirs, if they could just get those few final obstacles out of the way…Dating fraud is becoming more sophisticated, more successful – and more devastating to its victims.
Within 10 minutes of posting, she had a handful of virtual suitors — and one stood out.
He suggested they ditch the dating site and switch to email.
A romance scam is a confidence trick involving feigned romantic intentions towards a victim, gaining their affection, and then using that goodwill to commit fraud.
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.We will be sharing information on healing from experiencing a scam.You are welcome to post your feelings, thoughts, poems, prayers, or what ever helps you heal and move on. Scammers can sign up to online dating agencies or chat rooms just like anyone else.Many online dating sites allow anyone to join for free and they usually do not screen their members.