Army dating scam
The women believed heroic Captain Morgan Travis was on the lonely hearts website looking for love Ms Smith said: 'Despite having obtained substantial sums of money he then decided to say Morgan Travis had been arrested for money laundering and requested money in the guise of Sergeant James Wayne who said he was a friend of Travis.'Despite discovering Morgan Travis was a lie dreamt up by a Nigerian man called Tosin Olasemo she continued an online relationship with him after telling her he had committed the fraud because he had borrowed money from Nigerian militants and now owed them money under pain of death.
Ms Smith said: 'Unfortunately she still felt an attachment to the defendant and stayed in contact for some time and sent him more money until a lady claiming to be the Danish wife of Olasemo contacted her.
Some of these men used the names of real American soldiers, and would take photos from military websites to use as their profile pictures on the dating sites.
Others even sent the women fake military documents to make themselves seem more authentic.
Online Dating sites have been so popular for so long.
They are looking at the profiles of gay males that are ages 40 and up .
Please SHARE this post-- the more people who are informed, the fewer victims we'll have."In this latest reported case, the victim was lucky and we hope that by highlighting what can happen, other women will avoid falling victim to online fraudsters." Most of the women targeted in the West Mercia area so far have been from the town of Kidderminster in north Worcestershire.