Protection when using dating apps no longer means you have to pop by the pharmacy before you go out on an internet date.UK’s National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) recently reported online dating fraud in the UK cost victims a heart-breaking £27 million ( million) last year.You can report scams by mail at Identity Theft Clearinghouse, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC 20580.Report the fraud to the Federal Trade Commission on Nigerian Scams via email at [email protected] Your report helps law enforcement officials across the United States in their investigations.You can report scams by phone at 1-877-ID-THEFT (438-4338) or TTY, 1-866-653-4261.Once victims are hooked, the criminals continue their ruse."We've even seen instances where the perpetrators are asking the victims for money to "purchase leave papers" from the Army, help pay for medical expenses from combat wounds received, or help pay for their flight home so they can leave the war zone," said Grey.
"We cannot stress enough that people need to stop sending money to persons they meet on the Internet and claim to be in the U. military," said Chris Grey, Army CID's spokesman. "We have even seen instances where the Soldier was killed in action and the crooks have used that hero's identity to perpetrate their twisted scam," said CID Special Agent Russel Graves, who has been fielding the hundreds of calls and emails from victims for months.
This is a lot of money, just to put things into perspective 0 million would be the cost of constructing a desalination plant able to provide clean water for the whole county of Ventura.
People need to be protected while enjoying the perks that come with online dating.
Having in the scams are happening in a well-developed country such as the United Kingdom we find the results of NFIB’s research utterly shocking.
We decided to see how these numbers would compare to cases in the US.