Uk dating sites for over 40s dating
A dating fraud campaign launched today aims to stamp out these ‘romance scams’ – where dates turn out to be nothing more than fraudsters who destroy people’s lives both financially and emotionally.
The crime cost victims a collective £39million last year, a rise of nearly 50 per cent since 2015.
And the mobile number he’d given her was tracked to Africa. The number was no longer in service when she tried again.’Julie, like most victims, feels ‘angry, stupid, duped and impotent’.
They began chatting online, but it was not long before she suggested they move their communications off the website.Although people of all ages and genders are potential targets, analysis suggests that most victims of relationship fraud are men and women in their 40s and 50s.Winchester says scammers typically use photos of classically attractive women, often blue-eyed brunettes aged about 30, which are lifted from glamour websites, to reel in 50-something males.It would be nice to have romance, but I will never go near another dating website.’Another victim who is also wary of the internet and has not used social media since she was scammed is ‘Julie’ – not her real name.Three years ago, Julie signed up to a dating website and fell for a ‘tall, dark and very handsome man in uniform’.