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UK: Gay man blackmailed on dating site

Sat 26 Sep 2009 In: International News View at NDHA

Cops in the British town of County Durham have arrested two men who posed as police officers to blackmail a man they met via a dating website, reports the BBC. The 49-year-old man agreed to meet a date after chatting on the website, but arrived to find two men dressed as police officers who said he was being fined and took his bank card. £200 (NZ$445) was later taken from his bank account, which was used to pay for a mountain bike, alcohol and cigarettes. Police would like others who may have been similarly scammed to come forward, but realise they may be reluctant to do so.    

Credit: Daily News Staff

First published: Saturday, 26th September 2009 - 7:47pm

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