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(BBC)   Six charged with online dating fraud. Turns out it's a crime to say you love staying in and going out, are comfortable in jeans or a dress and people, if you liked walking on the beach as much as you say you do, the damn things would be paved by now   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 125
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2014-02-21 09:32:46 AM  
What if you just want to get laid, is that a crime?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-02-21 09:51:21 AM  
The men from Southsea are Emmanuel Oko, 29, of Waverley Grove, Monty Emu, 28, of Frencham Road, Eberechi Ekpo, 26, of Adair Road, and Chukwuka Ugwu, 28, of Somers Road.

The bigger story here is some of those "29 year old women" looking for much older men really are 29 years old.
 
2014-02-21 09:54:32 AM  
When you say you like Piña Coladas and getting caught in the rain, you goddamn well better mean it.
 
2014-02-21 09:55:08 AM  
I like Pina Coladas.
 
2014-02-21 09:56:41 AM  
HaHa that was close.
 
2014-02-21 09:59:34 AM  
My father ran into a women at some event and she had been dating him online.  Someone had used his photo for a profile and was working on scamming her.
 
2014-02-21 10:07:25 AM  
A Match.com spokesman said: "While the authorities and dating sites work closely together to ensure a safe environment on the internet, we encourage everyone to apply the same caution when meeting people online as they would meeting through friends or in a bar."

"...you farking idiots." the spokesman added under his breath.
 
2014-02-21 10:12:35 AM  
greaterdater.com
 
2014-02-21 10:41:56 AM  
What is it with Nigerians and the internet?
 
2014-02-21 11:00:46 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: When you say you like Piña Coladas and getting caught in the rain, you goddamn well better mean it.


And no complaining about where sand gets lodged while having a midnight tryst on the dunes.
 
2014-02-21 11:39:22 AM  

OregonVet: I like Pina Coladas.


I read that as penis colonics.
 
2014-02-21 11:49:45 AM  
The men from Southsea are Emmanuel Oko, 29, of Waverley Grove, Monty Emu, 28, of Frencham Road, Eberechi Ekpo, 26, of Adair Road, and Chukwuka Ugwu, 28, of Somers Road.

At least their names appear to be that of Nigerian princes
 
2014-02-21 11:50:40 AM  
Okay, so I don't really have a six-pack set of abs, but I do have a six-pack in my fridge that I intend on consuming into my abdominal region.  Close enough?
 
2014-02-21 11:50:40 AM  

OregonVet: I like Pina Coladas.


And although I'm not into yoga, I do have half a brain. I keep it in my spare parts freezer for when I get the rest of my monster assembled.
 
2014-02-21 11:52:19 AM  
Fraud? What about women who post pictures from 10 years and 95 pounds ago?
 
2014-02-21 11:54:14 AM  
At least they weren't murdered in the woods like happened in Scandinavia a couple months back
 
2014-02-21 11:55:24 AM  
Actually, that's a pretty rule to follow no matter where you meet someone,
if they start asking for cash...then start questioning the connection.

(**No, this doesn't count the nice dinner out, you cheap-skate...)
 
2014-02-21 11:55:24 AM  
Did they find all the matches at a bus station in Nutley?
 
2014-02-21 11:57:05 AM  
Hampshire Police said women were asked to part with "significant amounts of cash" after meeting men on the website.

Which is very different from men parting with significant amounts of cash after meeting women as this is known as dating.
 
2014-02-21 11:59:09 AM  
I am astounded by the sheer number of people who give large sums of money to what are essentially strangers and expecting a positive outcome.
 
2014-02-21 11:59:45 AM  

OregonVet: I like Pina Coladas.


I've always hated that song, it's sooooo stupid.  A lot of the songs I liked are also stupid, but I can't tolerate that one.

Or Nancy Grace.
 
2014-02-21 12:00:31 PM  
I immediately disregard any profile that lists 'Sports (watching)' as a Like. Not only is that a goddamn lie, I don't like watching sports.
 
2014-02-21 12:00:43 PM  

Cold_Sassy: I am astounded by the sheer number of people who give large sums of money to what are essentially strangers and expecting a positive outcome.


You're must be from out of town.
 
2014-02-21 12:03:01 PM  
The six, from Southsea in Hampshire and Hermitage in Berkshire, are all accused of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation.
Hampshire Police said women were asked to part with "significant amounts of cash" after meeting men on the website.


Isn`t it usually the men that must part with siginificant amounts of cash, and the women who falsely represent themselves?
 
2014-02-21 12:03:37 PM  

jfivealive: The men from Southsea are Emmanuel Oko, 29, of Waverley Grove, Monty Emu, 28, of Frencham Road, Eberechi Ekpo, 26, of Adair Road, and Chukwuka Ugwu, 28, of Somers Road.

At least their names appear to be that of Nigerian princes


Ive gotten a couple Nigerian style scam mails claiming to be from relatives of gaddaffi recently. His name adds credibility I guess?
 
2014-02-21 12:03:46 PM  

Nina Haagen Dazs: What if you just want to get laid, is that a crime?


Six charged with online dating fraud. Turns out it's a crime to say you love staying in and going out, are comfortable in jeans or a dress and people

So you want to be comfortable in people?
 
2014-02-21 12:04:13 PM  
I added a disclaimer in my dating profile:  "I'm not going to support you financially."

It's cut down on the number of women contacting me who are 20 years younger.
 
2014-02-21 12:06:11 PM  
Online dating pet peeve redux:

Every single mother who is on a dating site says "My children are my world."

Guess what? You sound unstable and are very likely overly attached to your children.

I have two kids. I love them. They are not "my world."

They are my kids. I raise them, love them and have my own life.
 
2014-02-21 12:07:00 PM  

Arkanaut: Okay, so I don't really have a six-pack set of abs, but I do have a six-pack in my fridge that I intend on consuming into my abdominal region.  Close enough?


Only if she has a no-drama entry, then it's a wash.

/if they mention no-drama, run you fools!
 
2014-02-21 12:07:35 PM  
ts1.explicit.bing.net
Are you trying to tell me this isn't the lonely woman I've been talking to?
 
2014-02-21 12:08:29 PM  

Ker_Thwap: I added a disclaimer in my dating profile:  "I'm not going to support you financially." "Unless you are an attractive stay at home nudist willing to perform the complete Karma Sutra Nightly, I'm not going to support you financially"

It's cut down on the number of women contacting me who are 20 years younger.


FTFY
 
2014-02-21 12:09:05 PM  

trappedspirit: Nina Haagen Dazs: What if you just want to get laid, is that a crime?

Six charged with online dating fraud. Turns out it's a crime to say you love staying in and going out, are comfortable in jeans or a dress and people

So you want to be comfortable in people?


I'd be damned comfortable if I was inside Salma Hayak.  Not for long, probably, but I'd be comfy.
 
2014-02-21 12:09:31 PM  
I don't get it. What is the scam?
"Hi, let's date, give me money?"
How does that qualify as a scam?
 
2014-02-21 12:09:52 PM  

Cold_Sassy: I am astounded by the sheer number of people who give large sums of money to what are essentially strangers and expecting a positive outcome.


I worked in a position where I interviewed thousands of people in financial difficulty.  I've personally met hundreds of attractive, otherwise intelligent women who have low life loser leeches firmly attached... and this in only in one little state.
 
2014-02-21 12:09:54 PM  

Mjeck: The six, from Southsea in Hampshire and Hermitage in Berkshire, are all accused of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation.
Hampshire Police said women were asked to part with "significant amounts of cash" after meeting men on the website.

Isn`t it usually the men that must part with siginificant amounts of cash, and the women who falsely represent themselves?


Hence the charges.
 
2014-02-21 12:13:43 PM  
BASINGSTOKE!

i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-02-21 12:14:44 PM  

Inflatable Rhetoric: OregonVet: I like Pina Coladas.

I've always hated that song, it's sooooo stupid.  A lot of the songs I liked are also stupid, but I can't tolerate that one.



It's bad enough to have been written by Steve Miller.

What I think is hilarious is that apparently most of the lyrics sites and youtubers think that it's by Jimmy Buffett
 
2014-02-21 12:17:03 PM  

vudukungfu: OregonVet: I like Pina Coladas.

I read that as penis colonics.


How you doin'?
 
2014-02-21 12:17:18 PM  

DON.MAC: My father ran into a women at some event and she had been dating him online.  Someone had used his photo for a profile and was working on scamming her.


That is not how "online dating" works.
The dating part only happens when you've met offline.
 
2014-02-21 12:18:43 PM  

Bacontastesgood: Inflatable Rhetoric: OregonVet: I like Pina Coladas.

I've always hated that song, it's sooooo stupid.  A lot of the songs I liked are also stupid, but I can't tolerate that one.


It's bad enough to have been written by Steve Miller.

What I think is hilarious is that apparently most of the lyrics sites and youtubers think that it's by Jimmy Buffett


I bet Nancy Grace likes that song, and Steve Miller.
 
2014-02-21 12:19:13 PM  

Inflatable Rhetoric: OregonVet: I like Pina Coladas.

I've always hated that song, it's sooooo stupid.  A lot of the songs I liked are also stupid, but I can't tolerate that one.


What about "Breakfast at Tiffany's"?
 
2014-02-21 12:19:34 PM  

Begoggle: DON.MAC: My father ran into a women at some event and she had been dating him online.  Someone had used his photo for a profile and was working on scamming her.

That is not how "online dating" works.
The dating part only happens when you've met offline.


People actually do that?  They log off?
 
2014-02-21 12:20:09 PM  
How is this a crime? I don't condone what these people did, but if someone is stupid enough to willfully give them money then that's their problem.
 
2014-02-21 12:20:13 PM  
NO HEAD GAMES
 
2014-02-21 12:21:58 PM  

Arkanaut: Okay, so I don't really have a six-pack set of abs, but I do have a six-pack in my fridge that I intend on consuming into my abdominal region.  Close enough?


Who needs a six-pack when you've got a keg?
 
2014-02-21 12:22:18 PM  

Bacontastesgood: Inflatable Rhetoric: OregonVet: I like Pina Coladas.

I've always hated that song, it's sooooo stupid.  A lot of the songs I liked are also stupid, but I can't tolerate that one.


It's bad enough to have been written by Steve Miller.

What I think is hilarious is that apparently most of the lyrics sites and youtubers think that it's by Jimmy Buffett


Stupid internet.  Everyone knows that song was done by the beach boys.  Jimmy Buffet sang that "don't worry, be happy" song.

/or was that Anne Frank?
 
2014-02-21 12:22:45 PM  

Dayglo Brown: Inflatable Rhetoric: OregonVet: I like Pina Coladas.

I've always hated that song, it's sooooo stupid.  A lot of the songs I liked are also stupid, but I can't tolerate that one.

What about "Breakfast at Tiffany's"?



It's irritating, but it's easy to avoid the movie and I haven't heard the music in a long time.  Not long enough, but getting there.
 
2014-02-21 12:23:19 PM  

Ker_Thwap: Cold_Sassy: I am astounded by the sheer number of people who give large sums of money to what are essentially strangers and expecting a positive outcome.

I worked in a position where I interviewed thousands of people in financial difficulty.  I've personally met hundreds of attractive, otherwise intelligent women who have low life loser leeches firmly attached... and this in only in one little state.


I know what you're saying.  The last guy I dated (for almost 7 years) started wanting to get a joint bank account and wanted me to use my house as collateral so he could buy junk houses and 'rehab' them.   He got mad when I declined, and that was that but I assure you I most likely would have deeply regretted participating.
 
2014-02-21 12:23:52 PM  

akya: Bacontastesgood: Inflatable Rhetoric: OregonVet: I like Pina Coladas.

I've always hated that song, it's sooooo stupid.  A lot of the songs I liked are also stupid, but I can't tolerate that one.


It's bad enough to have been written by Steve Miller.

What I think is hilarious is that apparently most of the lyrics sites and youtubers think that it's by Jimmy Buffett

Stupid internet.  Everyone knows that song was done by the beach boys.  Jimmy Buffet sang that "don't worry, be happy" song.

/or was that Anne Frank?


It was Ray Stevens, then it was covered by the Kingston Trio.
 
2014-02-21 12:24:23 PM  
Nina Haagen Dazs


What if you just want to get laid, is that a crime?


No but using Rohypnol and Chloroform in order to do so is, so they tell me.
 
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