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Woman's Hour: Daily Podcasts, 20 Mar Jenny Seagrove, Transnational surrogacy, Dating website scams
The number of people defrauded in the UK by online dating scams reached a record high in 2016. According to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau there were 3,889 victims of so-called romance fraud last year. Jane speaks to cyberpsychologist, Professor Monica Whitty of Warwick University and a woman who fell for an online dating scam, then helped the police to catch one of the men. In a new film, Another Mother's Son, Jenny Seagrove plays the part of Louisa Gould, a daring shopkeeper in Jersey who harbours a Russian POW during WW2. During this time the Channel islands were occupied by German forces.Transnational surrogacy - the creation of babies across borders - has become big business. A new anthology offers the first genuinely international study of transnational surrogacy with contributions from thirty activists and scholars from countries around the world. The editor of 'Babies for Sale' and the author of the chapter on Greece join Jane.On the day of the spring equinox and as part of Radio 4's celebration of the four seasons through poetry, Gillian Clarke, the former national poet of Wales, reads her spring poem, Neighbours, about the aftermath of the Chernobyl explosion.