Scammers are swindling previous victims of dating fraud out of more money through 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 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.