Former Birmingham car salesman Matthew Samuels, 49, is being quizzed by police investigating a suspected UK-wide lonely-hearts scam which saw victims romanced and then defrauded of around PS168,000.
The Mail understands the first alleged lonely-hearts victim, from Staffordshire, contacted police in spring last year and claimed she had been defrauded of PS60,000.
Kristofor McCarty, from Northumbria University, who led the study, said: "A quick browse of lonely-hearts
ads will confirm that women look for a good sense of humour in a potential partner - our research may explain why this is the case.
Packs of pensioners hogging the streets on mobility scooters, robot slaves and hordes of lonely-hearts
looking for love on a 3G mobile phone are the bleak, and bizarre, future visions of a supermarket chain.
are being targeted by internet gangs to defraud them of thousands of pounds, a documentary claims tonight.
ABERDEEN have tried a lonely-hearts
approach to wooing back missing fans.
A COVENTRY woman who conned her lonely-hearts lover out of pounds 26,000 by lying about having terminal cancer was yesterday forced to hand it all back.
Their relationship, which sprang from a lonely-hearts ad, broke down after a series of blazing rows, and a seven-day court battle followed last December in which she claimed the cash was a gift and he insisted it was a loan repayable on demand.
A businessman looking for love got the shock of his life when he replied to a lonely-hearts
West's vision of the horror and emptiness of modern life is established most effectively in his two best works, <IR> MISS LONELY-HEARTS
</IR> (1933) and <IR> THE DAY OF THE LOCUST </IR> (1939).
A PERVERT who placed a lonely-hearts
ad to meet a mother and then preyed on her son was jailed for life yesterday.
TV star Lisa Rogers is set to help Welsh lonely-hearts
search for love - and break a world record at the same time.