Articles on internet dating dangers
I know of a few couples who have met their significant other on one of these, and have gone on to marry.
However, Looking for love in cyberspace can be a very costly and dangerous business as the stories of these South Africans below prove.
Criminals and scam artists know how to work the system for love and money.
– Marika Sboros Cape Town, News24 – After running articles on online dating scams and how criminals prey on emotions, an overwhelming number of readers came forward with their own tragic and sometimes costly experiences.
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News24 share some of them here: So-called artist cons au pair of R120 000 The 55-year-old Alberton au pair was going through an emotional time in her life when she believed she had met her match on a well-known dating site.They chatted on Facebook for around seven months and he claimed to be an artist from London with two kids.He claimed he was going to have an exhibition in Cape Town but would first be in Port Elizabeth where his container of art was, even sending her confirmation of his flight tickets. “My total loss was R120 000, where he said he was robbed and required the funds to release the container.After that there was no more contact from his side.” She reported it to the Table View police station on April 28 but the scammer had not been caught.
Once we upload a page, the page remains online and the URL will not be changed.Online dating sites are popular worldwide for people who don’t have time or opportunity to meet new people through regular channels.