Dating service fraud online
This costs around £250 a day, so 10 days will cost £2,500.
The online dating websites say there is little they can do to restrict this type of fraud.A spokesman for Match.com, Britain's most well-known dating site, said people should apply the same common sense as if in a bar or a pub."This includes never giving money to anyone – just as you would never give money to someone you recently met in a pub or café – and not sharing personal contact details that take conversations off the site," he said."With great hindsight, I am fully aware of how utterly stupid I have been," said Ms Parke, "and I appreciate that there is little, if any, chance of getting my money back."My embarrassment is overwhelming but I feel that I must take this step in reporting my experience in order to help promote awareness and to help other innocents to avoid such devastating situations," she added.