- Reports up 32% over two year period (January 2013-December 2015) according to new figures from City of London Police.
- An average of £10,000 lost by dating fraud victims in the UK
- New partnership created to work with the Online Dating Association to reduce the number of people who fall victim.
We’re warning anyone looking for love this Valentine’s Day to beware of fraudsters looking to rid their new partner of their savings. Every day we receive an average of seven reports of dating fraud.
The average victim of dating fraud will make their first transfer of money to the fraudster in less than one month of contact, showing how quickly and easily victims are defrauded. It takes another nine days on average before a victim reports the fraud to us.
How fraudsters use dating websites and apps
Nearly £40 million was lost through dating fraud between 2015 and 2016, with 3,889 reports made in total. However, evidence suggests that this doesn’t accurately represent the true scale of dating fraud due to the...
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