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She was told that he could earn more than $3 million from the sale of these goods, and she transferred more than $31,000 to him in three more transactions.In December last year, she received the "good news" that his goods were sold.
Dr John explained his UK 44 phone code: he had lived in Manchester with his daughter since his British wife died last year.The figure stood at 244 in the same period last year.A majority of the victims who fell for Internet love scams this year were Chinese women, between 30 and 59 years old.This year, a woman was cheated of $1.7 million, the biggest amount lost by an individual to Internet love scams so far.From January to September, there were a total of 448 Internet love scam cases reported, with at least $17 million pocketed by scammers.Smitten with her "boyfriend", she agreed to transfer about $22,000 to his bank account in China in the middle of last year, when he said that his father was sick.
He told her he needed to borrow the money to pay for hospitalisation bills.
One of them, a woman in her 40s who works in sales, thought she had found love after a man befriended her on Facebook early last year.
It took her almost a year and a loss of at least $85,000, before she realised that she had fallen victim to a scam.
His online banking wouldn’t work and he needed to pay suppliers immediately for equipment already delivered.
“I was thinking to introduce you to my bank, so you could do the payment from my account.” It was urgent.
She remitted the money on three occasions over a month.