‘People using online dating are among the most at-risk groups targeted by cyber con artists, experts say’

“Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime, said it received 875,622 reports between 2020 and 2021, with a reported loss value of £2.35bn.

“People who turn to online dating after long-term relationships are one of the most at-risk groups targeted by fraudsters, experts said.

“Romance fraud almost doubled during the Covid-19 pandemic – with a recorded increase in losses from £7.9m to £15.1m (+91 per cent).”

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