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  • Richard's Story - Overpayment Scam
    Richard thwarted a criminal who attempted to involve him in an overpayment scam.
    Published: March 27, 2014

  • Andy's Story - Dating Scam
    Andy lost almost £18,000 to a woman who he met on an Internet dating website.
    Published: October 29, 2013

  • Carol's Story - Dating Scam
    Carol was almost scammed by a man she met on a Christian dating site. The scammer claimed that he attended her church but was currently working overseas building an oil platform.
    Published: March 26, 2013

  • Marcia's Story - Google Checkout Vehicle Sale Scam
    Marcia was very nearly taken in by a scam in which a criminal sent her a fake Google Checkout Transaction message in an effort to trick her into sending £4,000 for a campervan that the criminal did not even possess.
    Published: March 6, 2013

  • Imelda's Story - Dating Scam
    Imelda was tricked into sending money to a man calling himself James who pretended to be a successful structural engineer working in Scotland.
    Published: February 17, 2013

  • Teresa's Story - Dating Scam
    Teresa was scammed of $33,500 over the Internet by a man calling himself Paul who claimed to be a Civil Engineer from The Netherlands.
    Published: February 17, 2013


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