Latest crime figures show 1,212 ‘vulnerable’ people were exploited by on line dating scams last year

Singles scams are a long-time online issue involving scammers going on to singles site and/or Facebook and other social media and trying to lure in individuals that might be desperate enough to fall for their stunts.

As soon as these individuals try and do any kind of deal with you involving money, cease communications with them.

Also try to look for holes in what they tell you about themselves…for example, if someone’s claiming to have gone to school in a certain city on their FB page and then tell you that they’ve only been living there for just over a year…they are obviously fake!