Dating fraud victims are being targeted again

Scammers are swindling previous victims of dating fraud out of more money through Match.com. One regular user of the website who had reported losing £32k in February found the confidence to start using the service again in March.

The victim got in contact with a new Match.com user and whilst in conversation mentioned that they had previously been a victim of this type of fraud. This new fraudster then explained that he was able to recover the victim’s money for them – known as recovery fraud.

Although the recovery fraud was perpetrated by someone with a different dating profile, they knew precisely how much the victim lost on the initial dating fraud, which suggests they may be on a suckers list or part of the same criminal gang.

There has been an average of £10k lost by dating fraud victims in the UK. Learn to spot the signs when looking for love online.

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