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A married guy ended up being stunned to learn that his pictures had been getting used by people to scam ladies on online dating sites.
Charlatans harvested pictures of Steve Bustin, a previous bbc news producer, from the net and utilized them to fool naive females into love online.
Totally unbeknownst to him, the imposters were utilizing the pictures to put up fake profiles of men called Martin, Christian and Sebastian on Zoosk, EliteSingles and Twitter.
Nevertheless the first he been aware of the scam ended up being whenever a lady called Birgit Hebibi, 54, contacted him on social networking after ‘Sebastian’, 50, was in fact chatting to her and reported to be always A brit employed in Thailand before asking for cash.
And Steve had been entirely stunned by the news – because he could be gladly hitched to their spouse and contains never checked out the sites that are dating.