I’m sorry says web bait Bri­ana

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - News -

WEB LURE THE porn star whose pro­file pic­ture was used to fool Si­mon Frost yes­ter­day sent her sym­pa­thies to the duped romeo.

Bri­ana Lee’s pic­ture was used with­out her knowl­edge – and not for the first time. She said: “Un­for­tu­nately I’ve heard this same story many times.

“I’m ter­ri­bly sorry this per­son took ad­van­tage of this old man. I’d sug­gest never send­ing large amounts of money to some­one you’ve never met.”

Bri­ana is an adult model and web cam girl whose fans fol­low her on­line for saucy pho­tos and cheeky tweets.

But fraud­sters have iden­ti­fied her as per­fect bait to lure in­ter­net daters.

And her fa­mous self­ies are be­ing used on hun­dreds of fraud­u­lent pro­files of women claim­ing to be aged any­where between 20 and 50 and liv­ing in the US, Canada, the UK, Ger­many, Italy, Is­rael, Ghana, Cameroon and South Africa.

Ac­cord­ing to in­ves­ti­ga­tors at Action Fraud nearly 20 per cent of scam vic­tims are left at a risk of bank­ruptcy. The or­gan­i­sa­tion ad­vises daters not to rush into an on­line re­la­tion­ship.

It en­cour­ages peo­ple to ask ques­tions, an­a­lyse pro­files to make sure they are gen­uine – and never share bank de­tails.

In March 2017 a Mir­ror probe found 30 Bri­tons a day fall for we­b­cam sex scams.

Some “sex­tor­tion­ists” en­cour­age on­line sex ses­sions, which are filmed. They then threaten to make the footage pub­lic un­less cash is handed over.

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