Internet cafe dating
"Two weeks later he started asking me for money." The man masquerading as John Hawkins claimed he was being fined by the government for the tax that he owed.But West Mercia Police visited Ms Fowkes and broke the news that she was the victim of a con artist.
When it comes to matters of the heart even the most brilliant man can be tricked if he is not informed on tactics used by scammers.
We have compiled a list of possible scam-scenarios we hear most often from our clients looking for a life-partner abroad.
Finding your true love online is becoming more and more popular in our busy modern world, where people have no time for old-fashioned courtship.
The advantages of online dating are numerous: it's cheaper than going out to fancy restaurants or clubs, there are never "bad hair" or "nothing to wear" days on your first date, and if the date goes sour it is much easier to withdraw from an embarrassing situation by just clicking an "off" button.
In most cases we deal with happy couples longing to see each other, however, we do get occasional phone calls from frustrated grooms whose "dream girl" turned out to be a scammer.