Thursday, October 27, 2011

Online romance scammer convicted

Paul William Abbott (28) has been convicted on three charges of obtaining by deception and one charge of unlawfully converting a vehicle from female victims met online. Abbott had met the four women on dating sites including NZ Dating.

You can read more about Abbot here.

Abbott will be sentenced at Christchurch Men's Prison next month.

This, and other recent cases, highlights the need for people to take some basic precautions when dealing with people recently met online.

As online dating is becoming more prevalent and commonplace, the trend abroad is that investigation services are increasingly in demand for vetting checks. In Australia, companies like DateScreen are well-placed to meet this demand.

Cabal Investigations has been utilised in previous enquiries verifying the personal details of individuals met online by clients, and we are considering offering a standardised set-fee service with several package options depending on the level of information sought.

If you are interested in further details regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0800 366 989 or email us directly.