Date Scam

I would like to introduce you to another scam fighting site, DateScam.co.uk, and probably the best way to do so is to share the story from their About Us page.

As an “almost” victim of an online dating scam, TWICE, I came across so many difficulties trying to find the information and resources to deal with this. There is a lot of information out there that gives advice on how to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of a scam and how to spot a potential scam etc etc.

There is information about what to do in the event that you have been scammed. But dating scams are a VERY PERSONAL ISSUE, and one that many people may feel too embarrassed to talk about, even to their family and friends.
Many of the “scam/fraud information sites” are American and you only find out when you have spent ages reading through the “blurb” that they are of no use to you.

Many sites charge ASTRONOMICAL FEES to do background checks on people. You can do this yourself to a point, if you HAVE THE TIME and know where to look! But how can you check on someone using a false name, or address, or phone number?

The process is such a long winded one , and unless you are committed to spending the time researching, the chances are that you will give up!

I tried a variety of tactics using google and Bing etc. I typed in dating scam, Internet dating scam, online dating scams, how do I know if I’ve been scammed? and combinations of all of those. I got really confused and spent hours trawling online scam sites. With all of these difficulties there wasn’t really on particular site that could give me the answers I needed.

So this website has been created to give support and help to those who have found themselves at the hands of a dating scammer, and to remove endless hours hitting your head against a brick wall.

There are currently 4 researchers who work at DateScam.co.uk, and they have ALL been victims of online dating scams at one time or another and they want to help to stamp out the online dating scam, or at least make a dent in it.

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5 Responses to “Date Scam”

  1. ALLEXANDRA Says:

    MET A MAN ON JW.MATCH, WE COMMUNICATED FOR TWO WEEKS HE IS IN KUALA LUMPUR. HE THEN ASKED ME FOR MONEY TO PAY FOR HIS TOOLS HE NEEDED FOR HIS WORKERS AND ALSO FOR THE AIR FARE BACK TO WISCONSON.

  2. ALLEXANDRA Says:

    HE SAID HIS NAME IS ANDREW BUTTRION AND HE HAS A COMPANY CALLED TRINET IN SAN FRANCISCO AND HIS COMPANY IS SHUT DOWN FOR RENOVATIONS SINCE JANUARY TO MAY 2011 AND HE IS UNABLE TO GET CASH RIGHT NOW IN KUALA LUMPUR. HE SENT ME COPIES OF A BANK CARD AND HIS BUSINESS CARD AND A CASHIERS CHECK MADE OUT FEB 25, 2011 MADE OUT TO HIS NAME IN THE AMOUNT OF 700,000.00 TO PROVE HE IS NOT A BEGGAR. I HAVE NOT REPLIED TO HIM.

  3. Ruth Says:

    I was ‘hit’ today, and ‘googled’ this Buttrion dude. He originally responded to my profile on ‘SeniorMeet.com’. Can you alert them to what he is doing?
    I didn’t open his attachments… His story is similar to those posted. Go Get ‘Im!!!!

  4. one p.off daughter Says:

    YES! Andrew J Buttrion not a real person. This is one of any people working a big scam in N. Africa. FBI alreted
    He scamed my love one out of over 90,000 with in 35 days.
    Don’t think it could not happen to you . This group will not stop till your savings, credit cards, all you had is gone.
    I have supplied FBI with names of money runners, address of western U. and Money gram centers in N. Africa please take the time to file or post alerts on each web sight you visite.

  5. Helen Says:

    I thought this Andrew Buttrion is for real until now, after I googled his name. He was using my bank account to do western union to someone in Africa and Nigeria, someone a name Edna and Milagros wire transfer money to my account and then he asked me do western union. OMG he was using me, I did not know. I got scam too.


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