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Protecting yourself from online dating crime

This article was updated in October 2020. Dating crime is still on the up. UK police figures between 2015 and 2018  include 2,029 recorded offences – including sexual offences – involving an online dating website or app. In 2015, 329 offences were recorded, compared to 658 recorded offences in 2018. Other articles describe how the […]

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Could I be the victim of a dating scam?

£39 million was lost last year by 3,889 UK victims of dating fraud, according to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau.[1] Online dating victims are persuaded to part with large sums of money, on average almost £10,000[2] per victim. Recently, a man killed himself after handing over thousands of pounds to a fake girlfriend.[3] Even very […]