Thursday, April 19, 2007


Web love quest man loses £16,000

‘A lonely man is £16,000 poorer after sending money overseas to two women he fell in love with over the internet, in the hope they would join him in the UK. [..]

Mr Hodgkinson, who is a full-time carer for his 86-year-old mother, turned to online dating after he became fed up with being single. [..]

He first struck up a relationship with Natalia, from Russia, who he met through a dating website. [..]

He sent her more than £10,000 to pay for her travel and a visa so she could be with him.

He went to meet her at Heathrow Airport four times, but she never arrived. [..]

His mother, Constance, has been forced to take out a loan to help repay his debts.

“I did tell him off about keeping going to Heathrow,” she said.’

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