17 February 2007

UK - Warning over online dating scams

(BBC)
People using online dating agencies are being warned to look out for fraudsters who want to steal their money. The Office of Fair Trading (OFT), as part of its scams awareness month, says dating frauds are becoming more common. The criminals create attractive online profiles for themselves, designed to attract a particular victim. They then use bogus sob stories to lure them into handing over personal information, such as their address and bank account details.