The victims of fraudsters who use romance to steal a fortune

Sarah Coles
Baio, a fraud victim
Baio, a fraud victim

David Checkley conned hundreds of thousands of pounds out of women who were looking for love. He promised them the world, told them he was in love, and then abused their trust in order to con them out of their savings. Susan Baio (pictured) lost £20,000, and she is just one of the victims telling her story on ITV this evening.

So how do women get taken in by these romantic con-men, and can they protect themselves?