Happy Valentines Day – Romance Fraud Advice

Roses are red, violets are blue, scammers are clever, here’s some Romance Fraud advice for you:

Don’t rush into an online relationship – get to know the person, not the profile: ask plenty of questions.

Analyse their profile – confirm the person’s identity. Check the person is genuine by putting their name, profile pictures or any repeatedly-used phrases and the term ‘dating scam’ into your search engine.

Talk to your friends and family – be wary of anyone who tells you not to tell others about them.
Evade scams – never send money or share your bank details with someone you’ve only met online, no matter what reason they give or how long you’ve been speaking to them.

Stay on the dating site messenger service – don’t use email, phone, social media or other messaging apps until you’re confident the person is who they say they are.

More signs to look for, and to report please visit: https://www.sussex.police.uk/romance-fraud