WHAT IS IT?
When you think you've met the perfect partner through an online dating website or app, but the other person is using a fake prrofile to form a relationship with you. They gain your trust and ask you for money or enough personal information to steal your identity. Fraudsters may use the conversations you have to find out enough personal information about you to commit identity fraud. They'll ask innocent sounding questions about you that make it look like they just want to get to know you, such as your date of birth, home address or family background.
IS THIS PERSON GENUINE?
It is very easy to set up a profile with some stolen photos and make it sound like they're the ideal new partner. Most profiles on dating sites and apps are probably genuine but if you have any concerns at all then contact us. We will give you confirmation if what the person is telling you about themselves is true. We use various methods to get the evidence that will give you peace of mind. We are discrete and all investigations are 100% confidental so at no point will the other person be aware of what we are doing.
WHAT DO I DO IF I THINK I MAYBE A VICTIM?
It is very important not to feel too embarrassed to speak to someone. Firstly call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. You can report your situation to them in confidence.