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Following her ordeal, the woman contacted ActionFraud and is now urging others to learn from her near-miss experience — asking them to be vigilant. Health Secretary 'confident' Covid booster jabs will be offered next month Covid Vaccine The boosters are set to be offered to the most vulnerable, if the booster scheme goes ahead.
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A brand new gym could be built at the site of a fire-ravaged Victorian school house Gosforth The 19th century school house was considered a local landmark before it was badly damaged in an arson attack. The pair talked every day for almost two months and as the friendship grew, Rachel opened up and began sharing more personal information and stories. When she was sent a link to a courier service asking for her bank details, Rachel refused saying she did not have that type of money.
However, she soon became suspicious when her new friend kept asking to change the platform they were chatting on — switching between Messenger, WhatsApp and then to. Rachel not her real namewho lives in the North East, was new to Facebook when she set up an to help host a virtual birthday celebration for her mother.
Most Read Most Recent Whitley Bay 'Happy-go-lucky' man died from drowning after tragic accident on Whitley Bay beach Liam Wynn vanished from sight several minutes after going into the sea on a busy day at the North Tyneside coast in Top Stories. Suddenly, her new friend became cold and hostile, saying he was disappointed and that he thought he could have relied on her to help and shocked her with a video call.
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Soon after creating theshe received a friend request from a man who claimed to be a lonely US Army Sergeant looking for a pen pal while on deployment. News all Most Read Most Recent Whitley Bay 'Happy-go-lucky' man died from drowning after tragic accident on Whitley Bay beach Liam Wynn vanished from sight several minutes after going into the sea on a busy day at the North Tyneside coast in Cleaners horrified at Hebburn house where tenant left 'thousands' of urine-filled beer cans Hebburn North East-based Partners in Grime cleaning services arrived at a job in Hebburn to find every room in the house filled with tinnies - all bursting to the brim with pee.
More On Facebook Northumbria Police. Northumbria Police have shared these tips to avoid scammers:. The woman said she had 'opened up' to the stranger over two months before he started asking for money.
Health Secretary 'confident' Covid booster jabs will be offered next month Covid Vaccine The boosters are set to be offered to the most vulnerable, if the scheme goes ahead. The woman, in her 50s, thought nothing of the request and decided to accept — thinking she could offer the Sergeant some friendly companionship.
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A woman who was asked to send thousands of pounds to someone she believed to be a friend is urging others to be vigilant — after she spotted the scam before it was too late. Follow ChronicleLive. Some may not be as lucky as me and might actually end up sending thousands of pounds to one of these scammers.
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Northumbria Police officer sent sexual messages to women he met through his job on work phone Newcastle Crown Court Marc Hopkins, of North Shields, was warned a prison sentence is a possibility after he pleaded guilty to three counts of misconduct in public office.