Dating lonely online
The lifelong singleton had excitedly changed his Facebook status to ‘in a relationship’ after paying for flight tickets for an online date he believed was his girlfriend to fly to the UK.
Ian Doney, 51, died penniless after fraudsters targeted his lonely heart pleas to get his savings.Nearly half of people who reported incidents to Action Fraud said being conned had affected both their health and finances.Neil Masters, from Victim Support, said: “Dating fraud can shatter people’s lives financially and emotionally.A year later, Altfest and Ross had a prototype, which they called Project , an acronym for Technical Automated Compatibility Testing—New York City’s first computer-dating service. She was the station’s first female reporter, and she had chosen, as her début feature, a three-part story on how New York couples meet.Each client paid five dollars and answered more than a hundred multiple-choice questions. (A previous installment had been about a singles bar—Maxwell’s Plum, on the Upper East Side, one of the first that so-called “respectable” single women could patronize on their own.) She had planned to interview Altfest, but he was out of the office, and she ended up talking to Ross.