If you date online, take precautions to protect yourself.
Criminals, often based overseas, use online dating sites to pose as people looking for love in order to snare their victims. 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.
A lot of the online dating fraudsters we know are abroad At least 39 per cent of those who are duped are men, according to Action Fraud, the UK's cyber-crime reporting centre, which is operated by the City of London Police. The majority of perpetrators are thought to be male organised criminals, who create fictitious online characters to target people of both sexes.
Penetrating the Society of Pick Up Artists. Last year the Royal Bank of Scotland reported that it was seeing an average of nine cases of fraud involving single men aged over 50 who were duped into giving away tens of thousands of pounds to fraudsters.
The average length of time it takes for a scammer to mention money after first striking up a relationship is just 30 days, according to Action Fraud.
But there are no estimates as to how many people are targeted but never come forward to report the crime. They're in West Africa, Eastern Europe and it's very difficult for British law enforcement to take action against them in those jurisdictions.Mar 01, · Fraudsters in Ghana show us how they use internet scams to steal thousands of dollars from unsuspecting victims all over the globeWhile Nigeria's .
SCAMMER GALLERY: Military Scammers - The Most Complete Romance & Dating Scam/Scammers Website - Scammers From Nigeria, Ghana, Russia, Ukraine, and more. Archbishop worried by "allegations of immorality and possible criminality" at charity, and more news from around the continent.
leslutinsduphoenix.com™ is the official News Magazine of the Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams™ [SCARS]™ It is edited and published by the RSN Team, a division of SCARS. SCARS is the world's leading anti-scam organization, based in Miami Florida & Cincinnati Ohio U.S.A.
Its founder has been involved in combating online fraud since The scammers spend their day trolling the dating sites and chat rooms for contact emails, and then send off thousands of fraudulent letters and emails awaiting the victim's replies.
The number of people falling victim to so-called romance scams has reached a record high in Britain with almost 40 per cent of those affected being men, new figures have revealed.