Cape Town – A Nigerian man, who ended up in Cape Town by pretending he was a student, admitted this week that he used an online dating site to scam women out of more than R1.2m.
Department of Justice on Monday charged a federal contractor with sending classified material to a news organisation that sources identified to Reuters as The Intercept, marking one of the first concrete efforts by the Trump administration to crack down on leaks to the media.
Police have issued a public safety alert after a widow fell victim to a “complex and lengthy” online dating scam that eventually cost her a home.
Police say the suspect or suspects first came into contact with the victim in 2010 and began a long-term online relationship with her.
This has changed from ten years ago when the figure was 44 per cent. It says around one in ten Americans has used online dating services.
It also said 11 per cent of people who started a long-term relationship in the past decade met their partner online.