According to the latest national figures from City of London Police, one victim reports dating fraud every three hours.- On average fraudsters ask their victims to transfer money within one month of first contact.- Almost half (45 per cent) of victims indicated that dating fraud had a ‘significant’ impact on their health or financial wellbeing.- The average amount lost by a dating fraud victim in the UK is £10,000.#datesafe tips that are being released by the partnership include:- Get to know the person, not the profile and ask plenty of questions - don’t rush into an online relationship.- Check the person is genuine by putting their name, profile pictures or any repeatedly used phrases and the term ‘dating scam’ into your search engine.- Talk to your friends and family about your dating choices.
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The Relationship Questionnaire does take time to complete, but it covers all of the core values that we know are important to you.
When dating over 60, you know what you do and don’t want from a relationship, so we make sure we look for those traits in your matches.
Fraudsters will normally try to move you away from the service as soon as they can, so we encourage users to continue communicating via the dating service which helps dating providers to detect fraudulent behaviour.
"Millions of people have found their partners through online dating but if you think you suspect fraudulent behaviour, please always report it to the dating provider as well as the Police; that way we can make it even safer for all users."Anyone who is a victim of dating fraud should report to Action Fraud via the website: by calling 03.