This is how much online dating scams cost Brits last year

Fraudsters stole nearly £40 million from Brits looking for love last year. New figures have confirmed a record number of people fell victim to online dating scams in 2016. Overseas criminals posing as suitors targeted almost 4,000 wealthy Brits in so-called ‘romance frauds’. After striking up a rapport and gaining the trust of the unsuspecting target, the scammer then quickly persuades them to part with money, often claiming it is to help pay for an emergency. The number of people falling victim to the scam has reached a record high in Britain, but not all of those targeted were women. Read More….

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