“A lot of the online dating fraudsters we know are abroad.
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.
Always be sure to meet in a public place, like a restaurant, coffee café or bar.
Tell a Friend — When heading out on a date, be sure to tell someone else where you’re going and ask him/her to check in with you later.
Nancy*, a 47-year-old single mother from North Yorkshire was conned out of over £350,000 that way: “I wasn't comfortable, and then I got so far in I couldn't get myself out, and I didn't want to walk away having lost £50,000 or what-have-you, so you keep going in the hope that you're wrong and this person is genuine,” she explained to the BBC.
Nancy is now facing bankruptcy, and although her case is extreme, the average victim of online dating fraud loses £10,000 according to Action Fraud.
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You can find a friend, or it might lead to disaster and even death.
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The following definitions may be useful: Millions of people of all ages have tried Internet dating services as a way to meet new friends and possibly find a lifelong partner.
In addition, we want to arm you with a few simple, yet smart dating safety tips.
It’s Personal — Use your username as an initial “safety shield” while getting to know someone online. Keep Money in Pocket — Never send money to someone you meet online.The vast majority of people using dating sites are sincere and honest in the information they provide and in their reasons for joining.