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Are YOU being duped by a ‘love imposter’? Relationship expert reveals how to avoid being conned on a dating app (and why you may need to change your profile picture)
Opening your heart to someone new is never easy – especially when your only knowledge of them comes from a few brief exchanges on a dating app. And experts say imposters are becoming more common in the dating world, following reports of women and men being duped online by con artists looking not for love, but financial gain. Manipulation is easy if you have the right information, according to psychologist Honey Langcaster-James, who warns of so-called ‘love imposters’: Read More….
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A fraudster conned a Derby woman he met on a dating website into handing over her life savings after he lied about being rich. Sandeep Singh claimed he was a wealthy property developer – but was actually a concrete finisher on construction sites. He used a false name on his Plenty of Fish profile and claimed he was 26 – four years older than his actual age. Singh and the woman from Stenson Fields talked a lot online and on the phone and arranged to meet up. Read More….
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‘Modern-day Lothario’, 52, who conned £4,500 from four women he met on dating websites including Plenty of Fish is jailed for nine months
An internet ‘Casanova’ liar who conned four women out of more than £4,500 after meeting them on dating websites has been jailed for nine months. Elvis Fair, 52, told his impressed victims he was a former high-flying RAF officer and businessman and had access to a helicopter, a court heard yesterday. The judge told Fair, a serial offender, that he was a ‘dishonest scoundrel’ who ‘cynically exploited’ women and repeatedly lied to them after meeting them on dating sites Plenty of Fish, Zoosk and Urban Social. Read More…. View full post on Dating Scams 101
Five fraudsters who tricked people out of thousands of pounds by posing as police officers and bank officials have been jailed today. More than £40,000 was stolen by, Mohammed Miah, Muhammad Ahmed, Motahir Rahman, Dedar Ali and Mohammed Hussain from 11 people after convincing them to hand over bank cars and pin numbers. The gang carried out their deception across East Anglia and in several other counties. In Essex a total of £7,000 was stolen from three members of the same family in Steeple Bumpstead on March 30 and £5,000 in Dedham on March 24. There was also an attempted fraud in Felixstowe, Suffolk. Mohammed Miah, 21, of Coopers Lane, Kings Cross, Muhammad Ahmed, 22, of Hemingway Close, Gospel Oak, Motahir Rahman 23 of Kiln Place, Kentish Town, Dedar Ali, 20, of Cressfield Close and NW5, Mohammed Hussain 23, Malden Crescent, NW1 all admitted conspiracy to defraud between March and July 2014. Miah who had supplied the hired cars used by the gang, was jailed for three years and seven months. Ahmed, who had impersonated police officers down the phone, was jailed for three years and seven months. Rahman, who was found with cards when he was arrested, was jailed […]
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