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A confiscation hearing at Cardiff Crown Court has now ruled he will serve a further two-and-a half years if he does not pay the money back.In the UK on a student visa, he used a picture of a soldier wearing full military uniform as his profile picture.

"My embarrassment is overwhelming but I feel that I must take this step in reporting my experience in order to help promote awareness and to help other innocents to avoid such devastating situations," she added.

Five scams on the rise in 2014 Protect yourself against dating fraud • Trust your instincts.

Someone you have started to develop a relationship with online might first ask for money for travel costs, or say they have lost their plane ticket so need to borrow some cash for a new one.

They might say a family member is ill and they need funds for urgent medical treatment.

, users are being warned to be vigilant while online, particularly as the fraudster's tactics are becoming more elaborate.

Action Fraud UK, the country's fraud and internet crime reporting centre, says it has been alerted to new methods used by dating fraudsters.They also found several false Nigerian passports and driving licences.In July last year Judge Eleri Rees QC told him he had created a “tissue of lies”.In order to release it they claim they have to pay a customs release fee – which is then requested from the victim." Online dating scams are nothing new, but they are on the rise.From April 2013 to March 2014, there were 2,037 cases of dating scams reported to Action Fraud, with the 651 scams over the summer marking an acceleration.A spokesman for South Wales Police said: “An investigation revealed that Olasemo had links to Nigerian bank accounts containing more than £150,000 and land purchased in Nigeria for around £47,000.

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