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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.Back in 2010, Brenda Parke, a 60-year-old retiree, was scammed out of £60,000 after joining an online dating site and befriending a man purporting to be a successful Dutch businessman called Bradford Cole.Mr Cole told Ms Parke that he was a widower and that he had moved to Britain with his young daughter, Maureen.The complete scam reports on scammers using these pictures you can find on Romance Scam.com, this is just an overview.Someone you have started to develop a relationship with online might first ask for money for travel costs, or say they have lost their plane ticket so need to borrow some cash for a new one.• Always guard your privacy online and be careful about what information you share.
They will then ask the victim to pay, and if they do, the fraudster might also ask them to pay for the flight. "Fraudsters claim they have found a box containing gold, silver, money and jewels (or any one of them) in the desert and have sent it out of the country to set up a future together with the victim," said Action Fraud UK.People on the pictures are not associated with scammers in any way, they are just victims of identity theft.If you are contacted by somebody using these pictures on a dating site or a social network, you are being scammed.Though hesitant, she eventually made the transfers and went on to send a further £44,500 to Mr Cole for various travel costs, accommodation, and to help him with his business.Ms Parke realised her mistake when Mr Cole failed to arrive at Birmingham airport where they had agreed to meet so that he could go to the bank with her and return her money.