It’s sad but true; there are people who use the internet to con people.
The recent blockbuster film Catch Me If You Can is based on his life.
The police report, which analysed data from the Action Fraud helpline, estimated that in the UK a victim files a report about dating scams every three hours.
Of those who stated their gender, 61% of the victims were female and 66% of the suspects were male, it said.
After that he was extradited to Sweden and imprisoned for a further six months.
After a successful escape whilst travelling to the United States, he was finally given 12 years in Prison.