These methods give them better access to you and can help them gather additional information that they can use to con you.
Don’t fall for it: there’s nothing wrong with staying in touch via the dating site.
It supplied and sold Kirby cleaners, and also emailed instructions to Excel Servicing.
KB Midlands Limited supplied Kirby cleaners to Excel Servicing.£1.5 million was received into the Excel Servicing business account for the period of the investigation and payments were made - sometimes through a finance company – to buy Kirby vacuum cleaners.
It’s possible that it’s someone looking for an affair on a dating site The Internet seems ecstatic about the Ashley Madison hack, with millions of adulterers' and potential adulterers' details hacked and released online, with articles outing individuals found in the data dump. Even if someone’s profile looks legit, there are other signs to keep an eye out for, especially during the beginning of your communication.
For example, scammers will often ask you to communicate with them outside of the dating site—via email, through Facebook, or even on Skype.
Again, both men and women can and have fallen victim to online dating scammers, but women tend to be targeted more aggressively.
Interestingly, the AARP says that men fall victim to these scams more often, but that women are more likely to report the scam.
The investigators found that Linda Scoffin, who helped her son, also ran her own business, KB Midlands Limited, in Lincoln.People are often ashamed to come forward and admit that they’ve been duped.It’s not a good feeling to have been taken advantage of, and a scheme that’s so obvious in hindsight is even harder to admit to. If you date online, take precautions to protect yourself.When the firm's representatives visited customers they carried out unnecessary ‘servicing’ and, in some cases, actually damaged the vacuum cleaners — voiding customers’ warranties.Following complaints against their firm, the National Trading Standards Yorkshire & Humber Regional Investigations team took 34 witness statements between February 2014 and May 2015 They found the Scoffins’ were defrauding customers by saying the cleaners required servicing.A mother and son who duped elderly people out of £1.5million by carrying out unnecessary servicing on Dyson vacuum cleaners have been jailed.