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JGM, Solicitor
Category: Scots Law
Satisfied Customers: 13796
Experience:  30 years as a practising solicitor.
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Hi,not sure how this works
Assistant: Where is this? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: Scotland
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Customer: This is a romance scam
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Scots Law
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I lost everything (£40 000) . To a romance scam on match .com. i have accidentally discovered that the person was removed by the site on 25th March. I joined on 27th and he connected with me. Do I have a case against
Expert:  JGM replied 9 months ago.
Thanks for your question. I am a solicitor in Scotland. What happened?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
What else do yo need to know? I was victim of a scam and lost a lot of money to someone I met by joining a dating site. I thought this was safe way. They advertise this safety on their site. This was Older Dating Online which is A recent conversation about a payment they shouldn't have taken revealed that the man who sent me a message and I spoke with via their site on 27th March, had been removed by their Moderation Team on 25th March at 6.28 pm. My point is that they did not act appropriately to protect their members and as a result i becaMe a victim. This is with action fraud and I have a crime reference.
Expert:  JGM replied 9 months ago.

If they acted negligently by not removing the member quickly enough you would have a potential claim. You have to establish that your loss was as a direct result of their negligence.