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Armadale man loses $130,000 in computer dating scam

Armadale man loses $130,000 in computer dating scam
John Chan
November 8, 2008
An Armadale man has been defrauded of more than $130,000 by several women on an internet dating website who professed their undying love to him.

Police spokesman Sergeant Greg Lambert said that the man was approached by West African women on the dating site.

He said that over an 18-month period, the man had sent over $130,000 by money transfer to the women. He will attempt to get his money back.

“The victim became involved in the romance scams after being approached through the website by women who were professing their love,” Sergeant Lambert said.

“He has parted with the money after being told a variety of hard luck stories.”

Police have issued a warning for people to heed the warnings posted on these dating websites about such scams.

Anyone who believes themselves to be a victim of an internet scam, they can contact Scam Net on the WA Government website or the police computer crime squad.

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November 25, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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