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male victims of online fraudsters

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:30 pm
by knuckles

Now it's MEN who are the victims of lonely hearts fraudsters: Bachelors reveal how they were scammed by foreign gangs pretending to be women looking for love

Peter Lock , 70, was conned out of £2,000 by a woman he met on a dating site
James Curtis, 42, blackmailed in a sick scam by a mystery woman on Facebook
David Thurlow, 58, fleeced out of £15,000 by woman claiming to be an old friend
Last year £27million was handed over to online dating fraudsters by British men

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Re: male victims of online fraudsters

Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:57 am
by Artyom
Now it is happening so often. Recently one of my friends scammed by a so called girl. He was not robbed.

Re: male victims of online fraudsters

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:31 am
by LaraC
There are many men, straight and gays, get scammed for romance scams too but female victims still outnumbers male victims.

For investment scams (same online fraud), the victims are mainly male.

When we look at the romance scam only it looks as if women are prone to get scammed more than men but over all scam cases males victims outnumber female victims.

On separate note I hate when media uses cliche "lonely heart" for describing victims for romance scams. Quite many victims are indeed NOT lonely with broad social life and friends and some even have boy friends, looking for love online. We all use Facebook, we all use every online platform for communication and get connected with others so why should media still wrongly portrays the victims LONELY?

(It's a rhetoric question: the reason why they do is to try engineering the story to sound more scandalous)