According to recent figures, these requests for cash appear to be working.There were 651 dating scams reported in the three months to August this year, with the average victim paying out £9,589.Have you met someone online who could well be the love or your life?You might want to read the following tips first to avoid becoming a victim of dating fraud.Letters are exchanged between the scammer and victim until the scammer feels they have groomed the victim enough to ask for money.This might be for requests for gas money or bus and airplane tickets to travel to visit the victim, medical expenses, education expenses etc.Upon finding victims, scammers lure them to more private means of communication, (such as providing an e-mail address) to allow for fraud to occur.
Summer lovin’, happened so fast.” The love story of Danny and Sandy may have had its dramatic ups and downs, but in the end (spoiler alert! That wasn’t quite the case when one local woman thought she had met an eligible bachelor on a popular online dating app.
While she eventually cut off communication with the man she thought she was dating, she was out 0.
Not to mention the emotions and time she invested in this person.
, users are being warned to be vigilant while online, particularly as the fraudster's tactics are becoming more elaborate.
Action Fraud UK, the country's fraud and internet crime reporting centre, says it has been alerted to new methods used by dating fraudsters.