Galbraith, a father of three who had separated some 20 years earlier, was the third and last person she met through online dating on February 26th, 2010.
I remember him texting on the day and saying at the end it was the start of something very special and that’s exactly how I felt,” she says.
This, though, is not the case in one central Dublin bar on a recent Wednesday night.
Robbins, who has two daughters, separated in 2000 and registered with in 2010.
If you’re talking to someone you’ve contacted online, be careful not to share your personal information.
This includes credit card details and details such as which bank you’re with, your pet’s name or your mother’s maiden name, which could be used to access financial information.
We would advise you to never send money to anyone you meet through an online dating website, no matter how convincing they appear to be.
And you certainly shouldn’t wire money to anybody, as there’s no audit trail.
It’s like handing over cash – you won’t be able to get it back if it turns out to be a scam.
Once they have gained your trust and your defences are down, they will ask you, either subtly or directly, for money, gifts, or your banking or credit card details.
Often, scammers will pretend that they need the money for some sort of personal emergency or insist they need the money to travel to visit you.