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Crimestoppers: Tackling romance fraud

Crimestoppers: Tackling romance fraud

Crimestoppers have launched a new campaign to raise awareness and tackle romance fraud.

Increasingly individuals across the UK are meeting people online, with online dating now one of the most common ways to meet a romantic partner. While most users are genuine, unfortunately some are looking to take advantage of individuals looking for love.

The combination of circumstance and opportunity means fraudsters now use fake profiles, fabricate stories, manipulate, and coerce – all with the intention of befriending innocent people on the internet, and with the eventual aim of convincing the innocent person to send them money.

If you think you have been a victim of romance fraud you can:

  • Report it to your local police or by contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 (or use their online form
  • Report scams to Action Fraud 
  • Seek support from Victim Support (08 08 16 89 111) 

Please follow the link below for more information.