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I looked up the air France website and typed in his booking details and came up with nothing.I feel very concerned as this man has my address and my phone numbers.We talked about everything under the sun – families, relationships, hobbies, interests, pets, our past.
In early February 2009 a man by the name of Tyon Gates ([email protected] me an email telling me how beautiful I was and that he wanted to get to know me . He soon removed his profile from the dating site and we were chatting frequently on yahoo messenger (which he helped me set up!
" But to my mind, I had developed a trust with this person.'Mrs Fowkes, who has two grown-up sons, first began writing to Hawkins in April 2010 after joining a dating website.
He told her that while he was living in Britain, he was currently doing engineering work in Nigeria.
'I completely believed he was coming back and he was going to pay me back,' Mrs Fowkes said. Everything I asked – like why the embassy couldn't help – he always had an answer for.'I believed I had started a relationship but looking back I was obviously being groomed.
When I told my two sons they were devastated and blamed themselves for not questioning what I was doing.
Last year there were 592 known British victims, 203 of whom lost more than £5,000.