Do not get involved in a holiday romance with a Turkish man simply because you can not handle it. You can go through the list of females in your neighbourhood to browse through their pictures. “My father is very ill, he has stage four cancer,” Ms Hoskins said.“Brett used that to push the wedding along sooner.'Without the help of Daisy, my friends, family, and police there is every chance I would be legally married right now to a monster,' she said.
Detective Chief Inspector Gary Miles of the MET's FALCON operation team said 100 Britons had lost a whopping £4 million to love scams last year alone, but losses are likely much higher.
For some, the holiday romance does not work out and they move on.
Others however can not accept the holiday romance for what it was.
"Victims of this fraud must understand that they are not foolish and they are not alone - the reality is that the fraudsters are extremely manipulative and go to great lengths to convince their victims they are in love and desperately in need of their financial assistance." Aussies have according to public figures lost more than their British counterparts sending a staggering A00 (£3600) a day or A million (£13.5 million) in 2014 alone to romance scammers.
The scammers are making big bucks and those based in countries including Nigeria are largely getting away with the crimes thanks to low levels of police resources.