Dating website used for 'gay blackmail con'

September 25, 2009 14:04

Two men have been arrested for posing as police officers in order to rob a man they met through internet dating.

The 49-year-old victim, from Darlington, agreed to meet a man after chatting to him on a well-known gay dating website. When he arrived, two men dressed as police officers said he was being fined and took away his bank card, BBC News reports.

Money was withdrawn and used to buy a mountain bike, cigarettes and alcohol. The Darlington man then went to police to complain he had been conned out of £200.

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