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Ms Fowkes, a self-employed child care consultant, began sending money to Nigeria in August 2010 after her internet lover failed to visit her at Heathrow after telling her he had booked a flight.She said: "He was due to come for a visit in August but he wasn't on the flight and then when he rang later that day he said they stopped him at customs to do with tax issues with his business.A growing epidemic in the world today is the Online Romance Scam.Generally, a victim is contacted by someone online through various social media or a legitimate dating website.However, before we begin, you may want to spend a moment looking at this week’s most popular articles from our other sites: Is Identity Theft Really Like the Commercials Show It?
This annoying online danger usually happens when you first create your online profile and start chatting with other members. Don’t give out your email address before you’re certain of who you’re dealing with.
But online dates have the advantage of hiding behind a computer, making them seem a whole lot “dreamier” than they really are.
An unpleasant surprise can often feel like — or be — a scam. If something sounds wrong — like a lawyer who says he’s 35 years old but has 25 years of professional experience — start asking questions.
"Two weeks later he started asking me for money." The man masquerading as John Hawkins claimed he was being fined by the government for the tax that he owed.
But West Mercia Police visited Ms Fowkes and broke the news that she was the victim of a con artist.
Until you get to know your date better, conceal your personal information, agree to meet only in public and always let a friend know where you will be.