What is an

Internet Love Scam?

If you have been befriended online by an attractive person – usually foreign – who then tells a tale of falling into trouble or on hard times, this is probably an Internet love scam. The scammer persists with his story to gain his victim's adoration and trust, then asks for money as proof of love. Once the money is transferred, the scammer disappears.

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Online friend copied love letters online!

13 June 2018

By Anonymous

Befriended Mark through CMB, and later chatted on WhatsApp. He claimed to be born and bred in The US then moved to the UK to set up his own building company.  He was...

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