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What is romance fraud?

Using dating websites to develop relationships is becoming increasingly common with more and more people accessing the ample availability of websites, chat rooms, and social media channels as a way of getting to know someone before considering meeting them.

Whilst there are lots of heartwarming stories of relationships formed on the internet, there are also a worrying number of stories about ruthless romance fraudsters who create fake profiles in an attempt to win a person’s affections and steal their money.

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