Make money with dating romance websites

13 Sep

, users are being warned to be vigilant while online, particularly as the fraudster's tactics are becoming more elaborate.

Action Fraud UK, the country's fraud and internet crime reporting centre, says it has been alerted to new methods used by dating fraudsters.

According to recent figures, these requests for cash appear to be working.

There were 651 dating scams reported in the three months to August this year, with the average victim paying out £9,589.

The scammers transfer stolen money into the new account, and then tell their victims to wire the money out of the country.“That big investment gives victims a false sense that the relationship must be real.” Eventually a pitch for money comes.Often the scammer will say an emergency situation has arisen and money is needed fast to avoid dire consequences.One includes the scammer telling the victim that they don't have enough annual leave left to come and visit them but that they can buy some from their employer.This costs around £250 a day, so 10 days will cost £2,500.