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Can You Spot A Romance Fraudster? Thames Valley Police

Have you been talking to someone new online for a while? Have they asked you for money claiming it’s an emergency, and that only you can help?

Whilst the majority of people online are genuine, requests such as this should be seen as a romance fraud red flag.

Romance fraudsters will create a time-critical situation to provoke a sense of panic, and making you feel as if you are responsible for resolving the situation.

This is just one of several tactics used by romance fraudsters

Discover more about this and other tactics in our “Staying Safe from Romance Scams” booklet


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