Weitere Informationen zu unseren Cookies und dazu, wie du die Kontrolle darüber behältst, findest du hier: Cookie-Richtlinie.Scammers take advantage of people looking for romantic partners, often via dating websites, apps or social media by pretending to be prospective companions.They're in West Africa, Eastern Europe and it's very difficult for British law enforcement to take action against them in those jurisdictions,” Steve Profitt, Deputy Head of Action Fraud explains.
Looking to find a companion or a soul mate through online dating websites?
Remember, the risk of falling victim to male scammers through dating websites is on the rise.
By learning how to spot a scammer, you can protect yourself. But her cell phone seems to be faulty and her old laptop doesn't have a built in camera. I also enjoy toying with these scammers with elaborate stories of wealth, success, and loneliness.
She wants me to send money to buy one via her money transfer account.
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Con artists are increasingly creating fake online profiles and tricking people on dating sites into handing over often large sums of money.
One of the most common techniques is to build up trust with the person by messaging for weeks or even months before suddenly having an emergency - the fake person being mugged but their daughter needing urgent surgery, for example - and asking for money.
They have even been known to telephone their victims as a first introduction.
June, 9, 2017 - information about database updates Last week (June, 2, 2017 - June, 9, 2017) 20 new scammers, 4 fake documents added to the database and 12 scammers' profiles updated.
But then they suddenly need money for rent too, then food, then medical fees, and it can quickly escalate.