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Staying safe from romance fraud

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Have you ever experienced romance fraud? Even if you haven’t, it’s a good idea to be aware of the scams and stories people use to try trick you. Jacqui Baker and Melinda Smith have created a E-Book to help you navigate the perils of online dating.
The new E-Book ‘Staying Safe from Romance Fraud’ is in response to so many singles mid-life and later-in-life experiencing ‘not so good’ experiences online dating.

Romance Fraud

The book is aimed at the mature dater, who may be more vulnerable when entering this whole new world of dating in 2023, and by this, we mean, we have broken down the tactics and techniques used by fraudsters and provided detailed explanations to equip individuals with the knowledge they need to recognise and avoid potential scams.
Additionally, we are offering further support by scheduling free Zoom classes to raise awareness about the risks of online dating and providing tools for safer and more successful dating.  This interactive approach allows us to engage directly with our audience, answer their questions, and provide them with practical strategies to navigate the online dating landscape confidently.
It is our mission to educate, raise awareness and empower mature daters to date safely and confidently online.
As both myself (Jacqui) and Melinda are very aware, entering the world again as a single person mid-life or later-in-life is a very daunting prospect.  We also deal with ladies and gentlemen (clients) going through this traumatic experience, and despite what some articles say; ‘older singles are relaxed about dating’ (last week- Daily Mail), this is not the case.  Singles, especially over 60 are not relaxed and their self-esteem is something we have to work on after seeing how they conduct themselves on dates.
Melinda Smith – aged 48 (divorced and remarried with one son, Jack aged 7)
Melinda is a qualified and accredited Holistic Life Coach, NLP Master Practitioner and Clinical Hypnotherapist. Melinda brings a history of helping teams implement change and processes to grow. She is adept at developing relationships and spent a large part of her life-building business for corporate companies, as well as giving career advice and playing matchmaker between job seekers and employers. She realised that the part she enjoyed was relationship coaching – helping employer and employee/job seeker understand each other and invest in their relationship to harmonise their work life together.Now an Internationally Accredited Coach, Melinda uses Clinical Hypnotherapy, Holistic Coaching and NLP techniques to help her clients to look at their dating behaviours and move through any barriers they may have. She assists them in establishing healthy boundaries so they can get the best out of their dating experience. Melinda delivers mentoring and coaching on an individual and group basis, regularly delivering workshops on loss, confidence, and common dating misconceptions and fears. Melinda delivers the bulk of our on-demand personal development offering and takes responsibility for the operational side of Select Connections.
Jacqui Baker –– aged 58 (happily single for 5 years, 3 kids, Ciaran aged 30, Conor aged 25 & yummylishous Lucy aged 17)
Recovery & Dating Expert for Senior Singles
Jacqui is the UK’s only dedicated recovery and dating expert specialising in singles aged in their 50s, 60s, and 70s.
Her focus is on individuals who find themselves single mid-life/later-in-life, due to various circumstances such as the rejection of a long-term partner, the loss of a loved one, or the absence of lasting love.
As a mentor, Jacqui works with her clients to dispel preconceived notions about how a potential partner should look or behave.  Instead, she emphasises the importance of shared values and commonalities as a solid foundation for starting a new relationship.
She has always believed that qualities like image, height and ethnicity should not be defining factors when it comes to online dating profiles.
She also firmly believes that by following her advice, individuals in their mid-life or later years will have a much greater chance of finding a compatible partner to accompany them on the next chapter of their life journey.
Jacqui’s aim is to help her demographic avoid the potential loneliness that can come with ageing and being alone.  In her perspective, age should not be a barrier to experiencing deep and fulfilling love.

“I always encourage my clients to open themselves up to the possibility of falling in love, whether it be passionately or sensibly.  Love knows no age limits, and everyone deserves the opportunity to find happiness and companionship regardless of their stage of life”. (JB)

We are never too old to fall madly or sensibly in love! 💖

Select Connections is a specialist dating agency offering an exclusive matchmaking service for mature singles over 50 years old.

Select Events is a specialist event company offering an exclusive list of social events aimed at mature singles.

Mandy Kloppers
Author: Mandy Kloppers

Mandy is a qualified therapist who treats depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, trauma, and many other types of mental health issues. She provides online therapy around the world for those needing support and also provides relationship counselling.