Today is Valentines Day and Nottinghamshire Victim Care are highlighting the risks of Romance Fraud.
In their latest newsletter they provide tips for online dating from Action Fraud:
When online dating, beware of particular behaviours and language a dating scammer might use.
The relationship with someone you’ve met online is solely based on e-mails, text messages and phone calls and doesn’t seem to develop into meeting up.
This person’s profile picture and the ones they send you make them look like a supermodel.
They ask you lots of questions about yourself but don’t tell you much about themselves.
They quickly start calling you by a pet name or use endearing terms such as ‘darling’.
Never send or receive money from them.
You can read the full newsletter below:
Visit the Citizens Advice website for more information on checking if something is a scam and how to report it.
Citizens Advice Broxtowe is a Nottinghamshire Victim Care Community Point. You can always talk with us in confidence if you have been a victim of a scam.