Lonely internet dating

He wasn’t eating properly and he was starving himself.

Anything he could sell, he sold it.”She added: “If we ever questioned it he told us that we didn’t know what we were talking about.”Mr Doney later took an overdose after blaming the apparent accident on himself and was sectioned after suffering a breakdown following incidents of self-harm.

Tony Neate, chief executive of Get Safe Online, said the problem of cyber crooks targeting lonely people for cash is on the rise.

He said: “Ten-thousand pounds is a staggering amount for the average online dater to lose to a fraudster who they’ve been led to believe is the real deal.”Mr Neate said some people had lost their savings and homes after handing over cash to criminals.

I can honestly say we have clicked in a significant way and that we are enjoying developing a new relationship together.

Without one, this holiday can feel like a very long 24 hours.

But just as he was beginning to turn his life around having returned to work last year he started messaging several other dubious characters online, one of which was traced back to Nigeria.

But as Valentine's Day approaches, the holiday is often bittersweet for more than a few.

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Victims lose an average of £10,000 to criminals who start relationships with them just to target their bank accounts.

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