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Back in 2010, Brenda Parke, a 60-year-old retiree, was scammed out of £60,000 after joining an online dating site and befriending a man purporting to be a successful Dutch businessman called Bradford Cole.

Mr Cole told Ms Parke that he was a widower and that he had moved to Britain with his young daughter, Maureen.

From April 2013 to March 2014, there were 2,037 cases of dating scams reported to Action Fraud, with the 651 scams over the summer marking an acceleration.

The online dating websites say there is little they can do to restrict this type of fraud.

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In order to release it they claim they have to pay a customs release fee – which is then requested from the victim." Online dating scams are nothing new, but they are on the rise.Action Fraud UK, the country's fraud and internet crime reporting centre, says it has been alerted to new methods used by dating fraudsters.One includes the scammer telling the victim that they don't have enough annual leave left to come and visit them but that they can buy some from their employer.The scammer will contact you out of the blue by email, letter, text message or through social media.The scammer will tell you an elaborate story about large amounts of their money trapped in banks during events such as civil wars or coups, often in countries currently in the news.He said that while abroad on business, his daughter had been injured in a hit and run accident and he required £9,600 for the operation in hospital.