Online dating scam

Online dating scams: A thorn in the flesh for well-meaning romance seekers

Back in 1898, the New York Times published a fascinating article, An Old Swindle Revived, in which it lamented the rising number of Americans falling victim to a resurgent 30 year old scam dubbed Spanish Prison Letters.  According to the article, here is how the scam unfolded: “A man in this country receives a letter from a foreign city. …

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