Sarah-Jane Johnson
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'I was tricked by match.com scammer'

Two men have been found guilty of money laundering after women were scammed out of nearly £250,000 by criminals using the match.com website.

But it is not the first time that scammers have used the dating website to con money out of people looking for love online.

Sarah-Jane Johnson fell victim to a separate scam and handed over hundreds of pounds, but soon realised that something was not right.

She was communicating with a man, online and by phone, who said he was working in South Africa when a tragic accident happened.

He told her thousands of pounds had been spent on funeral and hospital bills and that he needed to raise some capital to pay taxes before he would be paid for his work.

  • 08 Sep 2014
  • From the section UK
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