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.

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