Charming Tinder Swindler is Jailed for Conning Dubai-Based Millionairess Out of £150,000

 Charming Tinder Swindler is Jailed for Conning Dubai-Based Millionairess Out of £150,000

(Link):  Charming Tinder Swindler is Jailed for Conning Dubai-Based Millionairess Out of £150,000

by Chay Quinn
Feb 10, 2022

A charming fraudster has been jailed for over four years after conning a millionaire he met on Tinder out of £150,000.

Richard Dexter, 38, has been jailed for four years and six months after fraudulently claiming he was a ‘successful businessman’ on the verge of the a ‘big windfall’ to swindle his lover.

Dexter duped Middle East-based executive Amrita Sebastian into sending him £141,500 in a series of payments saying they were for investments in biopharmaceutical technology

He was even spinning his ‘fanciful’ lies while she was seriously ill in hospital.

‘Well-educated and well-dressed’ Dexter claimed he had more than £4.2 million tied up in an investment account – but it was a ‘complete fiction’ and it was his friend’s account and had just 37p in.

The father of two spent Miss Sebastian’s money on ‘relatively high living’ – including paying £15,000 to a classic car company – and has never apologised.

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Dating App Con Artists Swindled Americans out of $547M in 2021

Dating App Con Artists Swindled Americans out of $547M in 2021

(Link):  Romance scam losses reach ‘record high’ in 2021 with $547M, up 80% from prior year: FTC

(Link): Romance fraud: Looking for love in wrong place proves costly

(Link): Dating App Con Artists Swindled Americans out of $547M in 2021

Feb 12, 2022
By Kerry J. Byrne

These jerks steal your heart – and everything else you own.

A shocking number of Americans will spend Valentine’s Day not only broken-hearted — but dead broke — after being swindled by digital-dating deceivers.

The lovelorn were grifted out of $547 million by dating-app scammers last year, a shocking 78% increase over the previous record $307 million in losses in 2020, according to the Federal Trade Commission.

The number of reported cases climbed from 33,000 to 56,000, or 70%, over the same year.

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