5 live investigates online dating
On the surface dating websites appear to be the answer.
Anyone can go online, set up a profile and start surfing the web for someone interesting.
Ellen told W5 that she met a man named Dave Field online through While there he claimed he had an emergency: he’d forgotten his wallet with all his money and identification in a taxi.Marc e-mailed Rosanna that he was getting help from the American consulate but, regardless, she offered to send money so that he could get by in the meantime.Rosanna joined the dating website ‘Match.com’ and met a man who called himself Marc Campbell.He said he was a widower and seemed nice and caring. Marc Campbell seemed the gentleman and possible soul mate she could spend her life with – and it appeared to be mutual.