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The number of people defrauded in the UK by online dating scams reached a record high in 2016, the Victoria Derbyshire programme has learned.According to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, there were 3,889 victims of so-called romance fraud last year, who handed over a record £39m.She filled out a questionnaire and carefully crafted her profile.It would have been easy to burnish the truth, but she presented herself honestly, from her age (57) and hobbies ("dancing, rock collecting") to her financial status ("self sufficient").Tyons spelling was poor and I tested him with some basic Italian phrases which he failed.(His mother apparently is Italian living in Italy)Tyon kept telling me how great our life would be together and how much he would love and take care of me.The two began exchanging messages from morning till night.
For relationships begun online, it's important to know that no site is immune from fraud. Two sharp blows that had left her alone in her late 50s. His cancer took him swiftly, before she had time to process what was happening. It had been over two years since the death of her husband of 20 years; four, since she had lost her mother.After a few days she made contact with someone calling himself Marcelo from Manchester, an attractive Italian who was working in Turkey, with whom she had “a rapport and similar values”.“Marcelo” soon persuaded Nancy to move their chat off the dating website and on to an instant messaging service.