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    Online Dating Scams

    Online Dating Scams

    We all know that it’s extremely difficult to meet a potential partner and in the last decade or so it’s become really normal to go to the internet to meet someone. Two amazing stories from two women who met frauds on line.  They and many women became entwined in a tangled web of deception.  Claire Travers Smith dated a man who was really a woman, while Mary Turner Thomson married a bigamist, conman and sex offender who all the while pretended he was working for the CIA.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/marian-finucane/programmes/2013/0810/467451-marian-finucane-show-with-aine-lawlor-saturday-10-august-2013/?clipid=1286396
    ATM scams

    ATM scams

    Agnes was at an ATM last Friday in Blanchardstown. She had punched in her pin number when a young man in his 20s came up to her waving two pieces of glossy paper. A man in the queue behind Agnes told the young man to get lost and let her continue with her business. When he left Agnes took out €90 and went into the bank to tell them what had happened only to discover €220 had been taken out of her account. Margaret tells Joe her elderly aunt was at an ATM in Donnybrook at 4pm last week and ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/liveline/programmes/2012/1203/356641-liveline-monday-3-december-2012/?clipid=948167
    E-mail scams

    E-mail scams

    Sheila got an email from her friend's account saying she was away from home and all her cards and money had been stolen. The email went onto say that she had left her phone at home. Sheila emailed her friend asking how she could help and was told to send money by Western Union. Sheila sent over €1500 before she realised her friend's account had been hacked and it was all a scam.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/liveline/programmes/2012/1101/354989-liveline-thursday-1-november-2012/?clipid=941915

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