At least we’ve had Joy Division, Hal Hartley starring Donovan edible food and Oscar the scrawny friendly cat in common.“Sorry for rambling on, really I’m just feeling lonely.After they form a “relationship,” they come up with reasons to ask their love interest to set up a new bank account.The scammers transfer stolen money into the new account, and then tell their victims to wire the money out of the country.The freelance writer said the man had seen her Twitter profile – which has more than 8,000 followers – and then Googled her extensively and found her dating profile from tweets she had written about Ok Cupid.Since posting the man’s messages on her Twitter and Facebook pages, she has contacted him, calling him a “creep”, and he has since been removed from the dating website, according to Mic.Not everyone using online dating sites is looking for love. As if all that isn’t bad enough, romance scammers are now involving their victims in online bank fraud.Scammers create fake online profiles using photos of other people — even stolen pictures of real military personnel. And they tug at your heartstrings with made-up stories about how they need money — for emergencies, hospital bills, or travel. Here’s how it works: The scammers set up dating profiles to meet potential victims.
The Italian government is planning a similar bonus for 2017, which will grant teachers €500 to spend on their professional development.
In a move designed to remind young people that culture can enrich one’s life and bring people together, Italian citizens are to get a €500 (£430) ‘culture bonus’ on their 18th birthday.
The initiative launches on 15 September, and the bonus can be spent on books, concerts tickets, theatre tickets, cinema tickets, museum visits and trips to national parks.
Ms Serota tweeted: “I just received a 500-word Ok Cupid message with no less than three back-handed compliments.“And the admission that the person did some deep-Googling on me and searched Ok C to find me.“This might be the message that makes me shut down my account.”She added: “Apparently finding a normal dude to date is just too much to ask.”In his detailed message to Ms Serota, the amorous writer said he was intrigued by her “wit, eclectic tweets, sensibility and cats” and that her tweets about Ok Cupid were “fun and poignant and eye opening”.“Googling was necessary and so easy…
Google images had me again more smitten with your image than writing,” he wrote.