Have you lost money in a Romance Scam ?
In today's world of social media, an instant connection is just a click away. With some people looking for friendship and others, that little bit more. As with all industries, there will always be a specific segment looking to take advantage of those with a genuine need.
During the UK's covid lockdown, there was a considerable jump in romance fraud, with people looking to benefit from closer contact through the internet. In the year beginning 2020, the average loss per victim was £7850, up by 20% from previous years. The Online Dating Association (ODA) estimate that over 2.3 million Brits used dating apps during the first lockdown, with 64 per cent of people surveyed seeing dating apps as a lifeline for those living alone.