The Police Service of Northern Ireland drew attention to the recent cases as they issued a warning about dating scams ahead of Valentine's Day on Thursday. Unfortunately, we continue to see members of the public lose very significant amounts of money in online and telephone scams. Police reporting centre Action Fraud say around two thirds of romance fraud victims are women and they lose twice as much on average as males. The average age of all romance fraud victims is In one of the cases, a man claimed he was in the US Army. He was in touch with a woman in Northern Ireland for about a month before their relationship became romantic.
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Romance Scam Information Alert. I dated someone from Morocco a few years back and I know that men from other countries can be a lot more expressive and romantic. Very romantic, moving very fast, etc.. He has sent me multiple photos and I did quiz him on the area we both live in and he seems to know the area. He sounds like he is from Turkey and does speak and type in broken English. I felt better then because that showed me he is where he said he was and he is coming back home to where he says home is.
Dating Scams From Turkey
Not everyone using online dating sites is looking for love. Scammers create fake online profiles using photos of other people — even stolen pictures of real military personnel. They profess their love quickly. And they tug at your heartstrings with made-up stories about how they need money — for emergencies, hospital bills, or travel. Why all of the tricks?
Six weeks ago an American man alerted the Sunday Mail of a possible romance scam operating out of the north. The Sunday Mail managed to track down what appeared to be the principal female scammer to a university on the Turkish Cypriot side, and also uncovered the real identity of the woman whose photos were stolen from social media to perpetrate the fraud. The scammers had covered their tracks well.