British dating scams
The FBI reports that in the US in 2016, it received close to 15,000 complaints of romance scams—nearly 2,500 more than the previous year, with victims losing more than 0 million.
The UK’s police unit Action Fraud said more than 3,500 people lost £41 million (equivalent to million CAD) to romance scams in Britain in 2017 alone.
Crime statistics show complaints of romance scams rising as much as 20 per cent in a year in some countries such as in the U. where the FBI reports that that most victims are women over 40 who are divorced, widowed and/or disabled.His daughter Jicky, who spoke to Reader’s Digest on behalf of her father since he was too frightened, said: “Dad told us he felt threatened when the guy raised his voice.After the man left, Leopold drove home to call his daughters, and on their urging reported the crime to police the next day. But, says Jicky, the impact has been serious and long lasting. Other hoaxes have the potential for much larger losses, with investment scams known to be particularly damaging.But, he adds: “We believe the number’s rising, because elders are such easy targets.” British police unit Action Fraud reported that more than 92,000 scam complaints between October 2016 and September 2017 came from people age 50 and over—making up 55 per cent of victims.In North Rhine Westphalia, the most populous region of Germany, police said they dealt with 1,250 cases of fraud in 2016 that cheated elderly people of eight million euros in total—and by August last year, the figure for 2017 was already higher than that. alone the government’s National Trading Standards office (that protects consumers and businesses from crime) has identified 300,000 targets’ names since 2012.
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