£7.9m was lost to romance scams in the first half of 2019. Which? explains how to avoid falling for a dating con in your hunt for the perfect partner.
Online dating scam victims lost an average of £11,145 each in 2018. We share a romance scammer story, explain fraudsters' tactics and give advice on how to report an online dating scammer.
With more of us opening our wallets for presents, goodwill and stocking up for the new year, the festive season is rife with fraudsters looking to take advantage. We've compiled a list of the scams to stay on the look-out for.