“A lot of the online dating fraudsters we know are abroad.
They're in West Africa, Eastern Europe and it's very difficult for British law enforcement to take action against them in those jurisdictions,” Steve Profitt, Deputy Head of Action Fraud explains.
After they form a “relationship,” they come up with reasons to ask their love interest to set up a new bank account.
The scammers transfer stolen money into the new account, and then tell their victims to wire the money out of the country.
Con artists are increasingly creating fake online profiles and tricking people on dating sites into handing over often large sums of money.We also want to talk a bit about which automation rules can be set up to keep scammers off your site in the first place.&source=Besedo" There is a lot to look out for so to make it more manageable we have divided the scam markers into 4 different categories: language, message content, profile and geolocation.The majority of romance scammers are not people with English as their native language and that is visible both in their profiles and the messages they send.Furthermore a good chunk of the fraudster are part of a bigger scam organization.