200,000 of her lost money after authorities froze funds wired to a bank in Nigerian dating site. 500,000 to suitor on a Christian dating site. Irish citizen ‘David Holmes’, according to the Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office.
Holmes said he worked on a Scottish oil rig, and his profile picture turned out to be a picture of a male model downloaded from the internet. The two never met in person, but talked over the phone and Holmes even sent the woman flowers. 300,000 for his oil business – funds she supplied from her retirement account. 200,000 to a bank in Turkey, the woman got suspicious and informed the DA’s office. Onokpite was arrested by the Turkish National Police on suspicion of committing fraud.
The DA’s office traced Holmes to Nigeria – a ‘hot bed of online scams’ – and he remains free. Ms Bourland says reports of lost money on dating sites has been on the rise, especially among the elderly since ‘studies show the ability to make financial decisions is the first to be affected by aging. Shared secrets: Paul Burrell and Diana in 1994. Parisa Siddiqi, 29, is seen with her ex-husband Kevin Crane and their two young sons in a photo posted in December 2017. But the student currently lives in a small mobile trailer with his three siblings. The comments below have not been moderated. We are no longer accepting comments on this article.