Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Victim Dating Fraud For $ 300,000 Scammed

A 57-year-old American woman who is the victim of dating fraud was eventually made more than $ 300,000 to the scammer over and she is not alone. Every year numerous mostly older American single women are victims of dating fraud.

"It's a big problem for seniors," said Amy Nofziger of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). Figures from the FBI shows that dating fraud caused only in the US last year for more than $ 80 million in damage. 29% of victims are women aged 50 years or older, who are responsible added together for 51% of all financial loss dating fraud. The 57-year-old woman where the AARP message about a year earlier had lost her husband and decided to go through the internet dating website Match.com . There she eventually came in contact with a man who sent her several emails. They spoke to each other on the phone.

After less than a month of intensive contact the scammer said he needed money urgently for a work project. He would repay the woman as he was back in the US. In total, the woman over a period of several months more than $ 300,000 over.According Nofziger, many seniors dating sites are not familiar with the phenomenon dating fraud and are therefore easy prey.They are also vulnerable to scammers because they are often isolated and lonely. The AARP has begun to educate seniors about the subject.

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