Desktop dating scam
People in this age group were also found to be more likely to fall victim to crooks purporting to be able to recover lost funds.If you receive an email, text, or phone call out of the blue from someone purporting to be from an organisation, never give them personal details like your account number or address.The average age of victims of both ticket fraud and online shopping or auction fraud is 37.People in older age groups are are more likely to report being targeted by bogus investment schemes, with the average victim in this category standing at 64.At the other end of the spectrum, people in Northern Ireland appear to be the least likely to end up at the sharp end of a scam, with 38 cases being reported per 10,000 people. Money Editor, said: 'Fraud is spiralling out of control, so any measures that can help combat this worsening crime - such as the introduction of vital name check security for bank transfers - should be quickly introduced.'The government must set out an ambitious agenda - with real accountability - to finally tackle the growing threat from scams, which are having a devastating impact on the lives of victims.'Anyone can fall victim to a scam, but the average age of someone making a report to Action Fraud over the past two years has been 49.
Be sure to report any scams to Action Fraud by phone or email as soon as you can.
“It is alleged that the suspect lured mostly US-based victims from a dating site,” said a statement by Hawks spokesperson Capt Philani Nkwalase on Monday.
“After building a certain level of trust the victims were tricked into paying the suspect for apparent business-related challenges in the guise that the money was going to be paid back.
Warwickshire has the highest reported rate for advance fee fraud, in which victims are asked to pay for goods or services that are never delivered, while people in Norfolk were most likely to report computer fixing fraud.
Looking at the country as a whole, people living in London are the most likely to fall victim to a scam, with 104 cases reported per 10,000 people.