September 28, 2021

Heartless fraudster ‘bought car with €28k she stole from OAP’ in dating website scam

A Leinster-based OAP aged in his mid-80s was the victim of a sinister romance fraud that led him to lose €28,000 after he engaged with a woman on a dating website.

he elderly victim is said to be “relieved” that officers from the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB) have now made two arrests in the case.

He was fooled into giving over the large sum of money in what is described as a so-called “inheritance scam”, in which he was lured into sending money so that he could retrieve a…

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