ONLINE DATING SCAM


Met a man on a dating site.  Over a period of 3 weeks he convinced me he was relocating to SA to marry me.  On 27 June, he said he was sending me a parcel with all his belongings and a gift for me.  From that time to this, I have had to pay numerous amounts of money for overweight parcel, diplomatic documents for undeclared cash money inside the parcel, SARS documents and further money supposedly found in the parcel.  He begged me to pay it as it was his life's savings.  When I spoke to the 'clearing agent', supposedly at OR Tambo International, I recognized the accent as being Nigerian.  Alarm bells went off, but my "boyfriend" (whom I have never met but who has spoken to me, sent me photos, emails and continuously messaged me) assured me he was to be trusted.  I have since been asked for more money, but have been convinced that this is nothing but an elaborate internet scam.  I have blocked all his emails and calls, but the damage is done.  I am scared of retribution as my name and address are on the package.  I would like to warn everyone who goes onto a dating site - check out people very thoroughly.  Do not believe a word anyone tells you.  Although I tried to do so, I could find no evidence of any suspicious behavior.  Its too late for me, but I hope others take heed.  What advice can you give me to ease my anxiety about this dreadful incident please?  Will these people come after me?

Report ID: 6602
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: Roodepoort
Suburb: Honeydew
Address: United Kingdom
Crime Date/Time: 27 Jun 2014, 00:06 AM
Reported By: Username6602
Reported Date: 7 Jul 2014, 19:07 PM
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  • Angelique5 13 Nov 2014, 03:21 AM

    I met a guy on a dating site for a period of 3 weeks, sent me beautiful e-mails expressing very strong feelings for me & my son. My thoughts were this is too good to be true. He is working in the UK and wanted to settle down in SA with me. I believed every word & when you phoned me it was wonderful. But then he made the biggest mistake ever, he asked me for R700 airtime for him to e-mail documents to SA, I was honest with him and said i don't have that amount of money lying around & I started questioning his motives which he became very harsh & ugly towards me. Never heard from him again. I'm sorry that you spent a lot of money in your encounter with "Mr Right", it is sad how we get targeted & used. And all we doing is to find happiness & love. To all who are experiencing the same thing please be careful.

  • Username6602 9 Jul 2014, 07:15 AM

    Harry

  • Leslie 9 Jul 2014, 12:12 AM

    What was his name?

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