He claimed to be a high flier in a major American toy firm, but then managed to convince her to give him £200 for medical treatment, encouraging her to take out credit cards.
“Getting sucked into this made me feel really stupid,” Aileen said.
How many single, well-to-do men in Marin County, Silicon Valley and other wealthy Bay Area enclaves would pay ,000 or more for the chance to meet the woman of their dreams?
Quite a few, according to Executive Matchmakers, a new Marin-based firm that is believed to be the first and only match-making service exclusively for men of means.
Aileen was promised support from Searchmate’s highly experienced team of matchmakers, and a guaranteed minimum of 15 recommendations.
Online dating scams: new tricks that fleece victims of an average '£9,589' But in November last year, Aileen felt a growing sense of disappointment as five months had passed and she had yet to meet any men.
A lot of men who come to us are worried about gold diggers, and we’re very good at making sure our women are not after their money.
Our women are well educated, self-sufficient, and have as much going for them as the men.
Age, education level, religion, ethnicity, location and openness to having children are just the starting point of what you can personalize in your search.
I spoke recently with three matchmakers, Richard Easton, Janis Spindel and Samantha Daniels.
Though New York based, all work with clients across the country (and internationally), and Daniels keeps an LA office as well.
Executive Matchmakers represents the very pinnacle of personal search firms for selective single men and women.
Our proprietary Black Book is every single’s dream; a database of the most attractive, educated, eligible and desirable singles in California.