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The Obvious Giveaways Online Dating Scammers Make

Great news: Online gay dating scams aren’t just localized in Ghana!

Here’s a fun online dating tale from Australia:

Felix joined Match.com as he was looking for a serious relationship and had found men on gay-specific sites were generally just looking for sex. In April he was contacted by “William” who claimed to be a Melbourne photographer in London to organise his mother’s funeral. William later said he’d arranged to go via Sydney on his way back so they could meet. But the day before he was to return William claimed to be having trouble covering duties on his mother’s estate, suggesting Felix lend him £1000 to “strengthen the foundation of their relationship”. When Felix suggested he get a bank loan or credit card advance instead, William apologised, claiming he would see Felix in Sydney. William never arrived.

Match.com deleted both profiles after Felix complained, which will surely teach those scammers not to go after unwitting gay men in the future.

 
By:           editor editor
On:           May 26, 2010
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  • 5 Comments
    • scott ny'er
      scott ny'er

      WTF!!!

      Man, that’s low going after a dude who just wants a little loving.

      Bastards.

      May 26, 2010 at 8:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • j
      j

      Why would you punish someone for using a complaints proceedure that you yourself set up? Or is match straights only or something? I’m confused. :S

      May 26, 2010 at 9:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fred
      Fred

      Stupid is as stupid does.

      May 28, 2010 at 3:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rocky
      Rocky

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      Jun 7, 2010 at 8:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Desi girls
      Desi girls

      ‘thanks for the awesome blog post! subscribed!will surely vist this blog again’

      Aug 27, 2010 at 9:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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