The briefing disclosed, instead, that officials were concentrating on promoting the role played by so-called New Commonwealth countries, those which achieved independence since 1945.
The countries singled out for promotion were India, Bangladesh and Nigeria, along with other west African nations.
"In this latest reported case, the victim was lucky and we hope that by highlighting what can happen, other women will avoid falling victim to online fraudsters." Most of the women targeted in the West Mercia area so far have been from the town of Kidderminster in north Worcestershire.
According to Action Fraud, victims of romance fraud reported losing over £3 million between June and November 2010.
Some users of online dating websites have reported making contact with others claiming to be British Army soldiers on operations around the world, in particular, Afghanistan.
Typically, they have reported building a relationship over time, through correspondence and exchange of photos etc - but eventually there is an attempt to defraud when the spoof soldier either asks for bank account details to transfer a significant amount of money, or by asking for money to enable them to go on leave.
Eric "Ric" Dalby is a fictional character from the Australian Channel Seven soap opera Home and Away, played by Mark Furze.
He appeared in the series from 15 September 2004 until 24 July 2008.
Col Richard Kemp, a former officer in the British army and commentator, said: “This seems to be an attempt by the Government to use the centenary as a means of trying to appease large numbers of immigrants.
In one Ric faces a murder charge for a crime he did not commit.
Ric later becomes embroiled in an illegal bare-knuckle boxing plot which endangers his life.
Furze was cast into the role after an audition and a screen test impressed producers.
Furze said he was attracted to the role because of Ric's characterisation.