In fact, she had arranged a liaison with her 52-year-old boyfriend, who spent a small fortune with her at the roulette tables in Monte Carlo.
Or what about Natalie Parker, 24, who's studying French and Spanish at university in Southampton?
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A total of £2,500 later, she says, he flew back to Dubai with nothing more than a chaste peck on the cheek in return, to which it's tempting to say, is a likely story.
Who needs sexual chemistry when you can have cold hard cash?