A new report by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has found that last year, singles were conned out of £39 million by fraudsters they’d met on dating sites and apps.
Con artists are increasingly creating fake online profiles and tricking people on dating sites into handing over often large sums of money.
Hi there im trying to sell my car via trade me and auto trader and have come across a person sending texts via a 990 number then asking to email via an email adress : lisawoods77 @
There reply is this "Hi, The Car is okay by me and i am also willing to go with your price.
One of the most common techniques is to build up trust with the person by messaging for weeks or even months before suddenly having an emergency - the fake person being mugged but their daughter needing urgent surgery, for example - and asking for money.
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