News on dating online
He said he worked on an oil rig and needed money, so she started sending thousands of dollars.
The man then told her he was caught with all the cash she sent him and was jailed.
It's a heartbreaking reminder that it's impossible to truly know who you might be communicating with online.
The woman sent hundreds of thousands of dollars to someone who doesn't even exist, sending shockwaves through the Troy community."Wow, that's scary," Carol Corbin said.
Criminals are trying to trick people by using old love letters and romantic language.Conmen can easily buy "scam packs" to help them trick would-be daters into their scam.The pack is available online and only costs a few dollars.They use many different kinds of excuses and reasons why they need money. More women than men were scammed, with 61 per cent of the victims being female.The police force in London reported 3,900 people being scammed online in 2016. A senior police officer described the damage the scams do to victims.