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Friday 23 July 2010

Romance Scams

A couple of interesting news stories recently illustrate the dangers of "Romance Scams" or Dating Scams which illustrate the dangers involved. In one, a woman called Brenda Parke details how she was ripped off  by a fraudster to the tune on £57,000.. and kudos to her for having the courage to come forward and shine a light on this activity.

But this isn't the only case, a recent BBC Crimewatch film reveals more about this operation, leading to a successful capture of a romance fraudster in Ghana. In this case the victim had sent £45,000 already and was about to send a staggering £120,000 before the police intervened.

Although most of the dating scam spam I see is Russian in origin, it is also a major criminal activity in Ghana in particular.

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