Internet dating and dangers


24-Mar-2016 15:18

Online dating sites are popular worldwide for people who don’t have time or opportunity to meet new people through regular channels.

I know of a few couples who have met their significant other on one of these, and have gone on to marry.

After that there was no more contact from his side.” She reported it to the Table View police station on April 28 but the scammer had not been caught.

“The money is one thing but the biggest damage was the emotional impact and damage that was caused; his voice is still haunting me and the religious prayers we did on a daily basis”.

News24 share some of them here: So-called artist cons au pair of R120 000 The 55-year-old Alberton au pair was going through an emotional time in her life when she believed she had met her match on a well-known dating site.They chatted on Facebook for around seven months and he claimed to be an artist from London with two kids.He claimed he was going to have an exhibition in Cape Town but would first be in Port Elizabeth where his container of art was, even sending her confirmation of his flight tickets. “My total loss was R120 000, where he said he was robbed and required the funds to release the container.“I have to put myself under administration this week because of this.

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I don’t even have money to put food on the table.” ‘Christian’ mom scared to date A 39-year-old divorced mom with a son remains single and is too scared to look for love online after a scammer targeted her on a Christian dating site.

The Limpopo admin clerk, who works in the security services field, thought she had met a very charming man online.