Foreign criminals are using legitimate dating websites to target single Britons and dupe them into parting with cash, according to a new warning from the Serious Organised Crime Agency. Gangs are creating fictitious online profiles with photos of attractive men and women and sending hundreds of thousands of emails and letters each month.
The scam starts when fraudsters ask interested parties for small sums, perhaps to help pay for stamps or telephone calls, but the demands for cash soon grow larger. If you're ever asked for money via a dating website, listen to your head, not your heart, and say no.
On the 1st February this year I decided the BBC had ripped me off enough, I told them NO MORE LICENCE AS I AIN'T GONNA WATCH TV ANY MORE.
I bought hundreds of videos off Ebay for pennies, got hundreds more for nothing off my local FREECYCLE, still get DVD's when they hit budget prices.
Got i-player on the internet for almost every channel which I am permitted to watch.
£150 saved and you know, I have watched 4 movies in 4 months on video/DVD and ONE TV program on i-player, I do not miss that F*Ck1nG box one bit, life is wonderful again.
Celtica27 - I live in Spain and no matter where I buy using my credit card I am always but always no ecxception asked for ID. Including nosh shops that know me - no exceptions for residents and tourists.
A few years ago someone from the UK claimed that their card must have been cloned as they had not purchased the goods as per their statement. Investigation showed that they had purchased the goods as the shop asked for proof of ID - their passport and the number was photographed for security. Result they got a prison sentence in the UK plus a criminal record for life.
MSN you have got to be joking.
I read this exact 'report' this time last year. Verbatim. (that's word for word as you obviously have no clue about journalism or editing)
Do you know how I know this? Because I made this same comment then, as it was repeated from the year before!!!
If you have nothing to say, don't say anything
Useless, crud excuse for journalism.
Scams of the summer, lets see: BBC extorting the British public so that it can fund the likes of: Linekar- Graham norton and it's rather forgettable brand of tv, yep all 10 channels, do we have a say, is this democratic?THE GOVERNMENT and all its reformed /undetected criminals/.
U really need look no further, then again that would require : effort, dare I say any palpable level of journalistic integrity. thanks for providing the toilet lid...MSN never lets you down
Beware of a scam from something claiming to be Skype
charged to your paypal account originating abroad. I found 2 emails in my inbox both with bogus invoices for £42.99 each neither of which have anything to do with me. I managed to cancel them
I have changed all my passwords so beware these invoices were very convincing and forward all details to paypal immediately.
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