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GDI Editor to Speak at The European Summit

Global Dating Insights Editor Scott Harvey is hosting a seminar at The European Summit in Prague on Sunday, 15th September.

The session is titled Romance Fraud in the Online Dating Industry, and will explore the different ways in which scammers target vulnerable singles, as well as highlighting some of the precautions platforms can take to protect their users.

The preview reads: “There are thousands of online dating services designed to help modern singles find the perfect match, whether they’re looking for a life partner or just a one night stand.

“With more and more romantic connections beginning online, however, there is an increased opportunity for romance scammers to make as much as seven figures from trusting singles.

“This presentation will cover the different subcategories of romance fraud, from fake dating websites that only aim to harvest cash, to whole communities of scammers in the developing world posing as Western singles on mainstream platforms.”

The Federal Trade Commission reported that romance fraud cost US victims a total of $143 million in 2018, while Action Fraud set the figure at £50 million in the UK.

Scott’s session will run from 11:00-11:50am in the Cracow I + II Seminar Room.

Visit The European Summit website here.

Dominic Whitlock

Dominic is the Editor for Global Dating Insights. Originally from Devon, England he achieved a BA in English Language & Linguistics from The University of Reading. He enjoys a variety of sports and has a further passion for film and music.

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