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A new report by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has found that last year, singles were conned out of £39 million by fraudsters they’d met on dating sites and apps.Con artists are increasingly creating fake online profiles and tricking people on dating sites into handing over often large sums of money.It was a mere two weeks before Aleksandra's emails swung in a more intimate direction, peppered with loving endearments and declarations of their future together.A smitten Dave began to make plans, discussing travelling to Russia to see her — but he also had his doubts.Giblin was first sentenced in 2007; he’d develop relationships with women over the phone and convince them to wire him money. Giblin began his current scam after his release in 2013.He targeted vulnerable women: women with physical disabilities, single mothers, recent widows and a woman who had recently lost a child, according to court documents.“A lot of the online dating fraudsters we know are abroad.They're in West Africa, Eastern Europe and it's very difficult for British law enforcement to take action against them in those jurisdictions,” Steve Profitt, Deputy Head of Action Fraud explains.
Interestingly, the AARP says that men fall victim to these scams more often, but that women are more likely to report the scam.If you fall into this category, be especially wary of people that you meet through dating websites.Online dating can be difficult for women The AARP also says that seniors are a common target of these scams.'Her' name was Aleksandra and 'she' was young and pretty with a long, dark mane of hair and dark brown eyes.She contacted Dave (not his real name) on dating site Zoosk in November last year, telling him she was a 32-year-old Russian woman eager to pursue a serious relationship.