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addaword.gifdefinition of romance fraud

noun
conning money out of someone you are online dating
He emailed me in a panic, saying he was stranded in Azerbaijan with no money: I wired him the airfare, and never heard from him again.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 26/07/2010 08:30:00
Definition of romance fraud from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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