Argentinian dating service
We’ve got tips for staying safe when you use online dating sites.
One thing to keep in mind, as Action Fraud and the City of London Police have warned in their Urban Fraud Myths campaign, is that most online dating sites don’t vet the people who sign up.
Last September, we brought you an online dating tale with a happy ending: guy falls in love with a buxom blonde/millionaire heiress who friends him on Facebook, gets ready to send her a wad of cash so she can supposedly come to the US (which she somehow needed in spite of that rich daddy of hers), dumps his fiancée, and gets saved in the nick of time by aforementioned dumped fiancée. Last year the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) took in reports from 2,620 Australians who’d lost almost million to dating and romance scams. Armstrong told her story to police, researchers and the ACCC during a Queensland University of Technology symposium on romance fraud. Armstrong’s story: 5 years ago, at the age of 53, she signed up to a dating site.
The woman, 59-year-old Sharon Armstrong, is from New Zealand.
It all seemed kosher enough, from what she could determine: As most people hopefully know nowadays, there are cybercrooks who prey on vulnerable love-seekers on dating sites, particularly the elderly. In this case, it was falling into the hands of cocaine smugglers who turned her into a mule. A suitcase containing what she thought was a thick contract with lots of trade secrets in it was delivered to her hotel.
They wouldn’t release her, though, given that it would have set a legal precedent. I’m lucky I wasn’t sent to a country where they have the death penalty for drug offenses. The prison wasn’t flash, but there are a lot of worse places to be.
We’ve written about cases in which online dating has led to horrific crimes.
If you like girls who look like models, (who doesn’t) you’ll see plenty in as you head to the furthest Southern parts of South America.
Argentinian women are the Ukrainian women of Latin America.