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Romance scam victim: 'It's like being a puppet'

Detectives are warning about the dangers of internet dating scams after a woman was duped out of £1.6m by fraudsters.

Two men were due to be sentenced at Basildon Crown Court on Friday after pleading guilty to conspiracy to defraud, but their hearing was adjourned until January.

The Metropolitan Police's specialist cyber crime and fraud unit says it has investigated scams involving the loss of £4m and 100 victims in the last year alone.

A BBC investigation has found that scammers who ruthlessly target vulnerable men and women using these sites, are making tens of millions of pounds a year.

Angus Crawford spoke to the victim of another dating scam about how she got drawn in.

  • 27 Nov 2015
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