I’m sorry says web bait Briana
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.