Lockdown Loneliness leads to 600 reports of online dating fraud a month

There have been over 600 reports of romance scams per month made to Action Fraud throughout June, July and August, with criminals exploiting online daters loneliness during the lockdown. Police forces and other organisations are set to run a campaign throughout October in order to raise awareness of romance fraud, after a 26% increase in… Continue reading Lockdown Loneliness leads to 600 reports of online dating fraud a month

Man with 38 previous convictions violently attacks his online date.

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Even though online dating is rapidly gaining popularity as a result of an increasing number of online users, there are still serious concerns about the safety of online dating.  Online Dating poses many dangers which is why ensuring you date only Safe Date’s Verified users is essential.  An example of the risks involved when dating… Continue reading Man with 38 previous convictions violently attacks his online date.

New Stats Out Show That Dating Fraud Up 26% In Last Year

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New stats have revealed that Dating Fraud has risen 26% in the last year. The report suggests that the average victim of romance fraud loses over £10,000. The reported losses reported by the victims between  August 2019 and August 2020 total a huge £66,335,239. The Police refer to the crime as a sophisticated crime with… Continue reading New Stats Out Show That Dating Fraud Up 26% In Last Year

Why You Need to Stay Safe While Dating Online

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Online dating has now become the norm, which is fantastic news for people who are serious about wanting to meet someone new. However, the online dating space is also rife with exploitation and scams. Some of the statistics surrounding this area of the dating world are downright terrifying – and could leave you out of… Continue reading Why You Need to Stay Safe While Dating Online

What is catfishing and how can I stay safe online?

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Online dating is now a mainstream way of meeting new people, but many of us are unaware of the dangers we face each time we log-on. With no way of telling whether people are who they say they are, catfishing continues to grow more and more commonplace – but what is it, and how can… Continue reading What is catfishing and how can I stay safe online?

How to ensure a Safe Date ?

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Dating can be nerve-wracking enough as it is, without worrying that you might be meeting someone who isn’t quite who they say they are. Yet instances of online dating fraud continue to escalate, as more and more of us look for love on the web. Until the launch of new service Safe Dates, there’s been… Continue reading How to ensure a Safe Date ?