Swindon woman conned in online dating scam

A Swindon woman was conned out of £3,000 after starting an online romance with someone she believed was an American serviceman.

A Wiltshire Police spokesman said the fraudster persuaded her to transfer money into their account to help with planned home leave.

But the money was in fact transferred to someone in West Africa, he said.

He warned people to be "extremely cautious" of any request for cash from online contacts.

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites