Art of online dating

August 17, 2007

A Nottingham Trent University student turned the efforts of internet dating conmen into her masters fine art project, displaying the expensive gifts and romantic messages she received after posing as a would-be victim online.

Sandrea Simons started to lure scammers for her project after being targeted for money by a Nigeria-based conman who had claimed to be a widower in the UK and who had e-mailed her regularly and sent flowers.

Ms Simons' relationship with most of her scammers ended after she told them she was aware of their intentions, but one still said he had fallen in love with her and agreed to undress for a web camera.

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