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Old 13-02-2020, 01:12 PM
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Love at first heist: Gardaí warn of 'romance fraud' after Irish woman had €62,000 extorted in online dating scam

https://www.independent.ie/irish-new...medium=twitter


GARDAÍ are warning hopeless romantics to be aware of 'romance fraud' this Valentines Day, after an Irish woman was tricked into handing over €62,000 in an online scam.

Gardái received 75 reports of romance fraud last year, with victims being conned out of more than €1 million.

A garda spokesman has warned that fraudsters are using dating sites and social media to meet their victims and will then use fake identities, photographs and life stories to develop a relationship with them, before asking them for money.

The fraudster will continue to ask for money either until the victim has no more money to give or realise they are being conned. This crime often leaves vulnerable people with a feeling of hurt and mistrust in addition to their financial loss - broke and broken-hearted.

In one case an Irish victim developed a relationship with a male on a dating website. He gained her trust and she sent him €62,000 over a period of time. In another case, a victim linked up with a female in an online chat room and ended up sending her €50,000.


Detective Chief Superintendent Pat Lordan of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau warned love-seekers to "stop and think" if someone you are in an online relationship with asks you to send money.

He continued, "Never share personal or banking details with unknown persons online, Never receive money from, or send money to persons unknown and think twice before using a webcam - intimate images can be used for blackmail."

Above all, Mr Lordan urged people to trust their instincts and if unsure to speak to a family member or a friend.


Thick fuckers.
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Old 13-02-2020, 01:21 PM
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Loneliness is a terribly difficult situation for some people.
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Old 13-02-2020, 02:18 PM
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Why do people continue to fall for this shit?
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Old 13-02-2020, 02:48 PM
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Why do people continue to fall for this shit?
Gingin comment above your comment answers that,
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Old 13-02-2020, 02:50 PM
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Stupidity moreso than loneliness. At least get married before she takes all your money
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Old 13-02-2020, 03:10 PM
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Stupidity moreso than loneliness. At least get married before she takes all your money
I read an article about those Nigerian prince scam emails a while back. I always thought the poor spelling and grammar was down to the senders poor grasp of English. But it’s not, they’re deliberately written that way.

The senders know that say, 95 % of people will not respond to these emails, even if they were written in perfect English. But even 5% responding would create too much work for the scammers and they know that even with those 5% responding, 90% of said 5% would soon smell a rat.

So by using such poor English, they know that if someone still responds, they are among the most gullible of the gullible, and the chances of success for the scammer goes way up.
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Old 14-02-2020, 09:39 AM
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Peej on about it now.


As for being fleeced through online dating. I would have offered to pay for the first dinner as I consider it good manners.

Other than that, you have your own money don't expect men to foot the bill for everything.

If someone you met through Tinder is looking for money then alarm bells should be ringing.
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