This last voice message was used by prosecutors to demand Anxo, who is identified as A. Emotions run high when we want to impress a new crush - and now scammers have found ways to make their love-blind victims hand over more than £10,000.A Rohingya refugee woman with her child walks on the muddy path after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Teknaf, Bangladesh, September 7, 2017.REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain " data-medium-file="https://shawglobalnews.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/2017-09-07t134545z_1402102762_rc11f02573e0_rtrmadp_3_myanmar-rohingya-bangladesh-e1512495673514.jpg? quality=70&strip=all&w=300" data-large-file="https://shawglobalnews.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/2017-09-07t134545z_1402102762_rc11f02573e0_rtrmadp_3_myanmar-rohingya-bangladesh-e1512495673514.jpg? quality=70&strip=all&w=720" / A sold sign is shown in front of west-end Toronto homes Sunday, April 9, 2017.His girlfriend deposited €13,000 in his bank account that day to cover the costs of the car repairs and the treatment. When he got back to Galicia, he said he couldn’t find his wallet and had given it up as a lost.After a few days offline, Anxo told his girlfriend that he had had an epileptic attack at work and fallen to the floor and broken his cellphone – which was why he hadn’t contacted her.Meet Me, Tagged, POF, Badoo, Hi5 and Netlog are just some of the social sites where such scams operate.
Each box cost €600 and he needed €6,000 a month to pay for the treatment.The stolen pics are usually of someone very attractive and hard to resist.Often the con artist appears desperate and sympathetic, using guilt to convince a victim to make a bank transfer.Love changes us; Valentine’s Day can get us forking out the cash, sending an X-rated card, or ready to make the split.
Tony Neate, CEO of Get Safe Online wants to warn internet love-seekers about the “huge emotional impact” that dating fraud can create.
Sob stories and tales of emergency medical care can be clear warning signs that your new love interest is not the person you thought.