The bitter truth about how fraudsters dupe online daters in this new twist on romance fraud The world is a confusing and lonely place sometimes. Police and security experts have been out in force for years warning lonely hearts not to fall for the romance fraudsters whose schemes cost victims more than US$950 million in 2021 alone. But have … More There’s no sugarcoating it: That online sugar daddy may be a scammer
The INTERPOL-led operation involved law enforcement from 20 countries and led to the seizure of millions of dollars in illicit gains. Law enforcement agencies from around the globe have swooped down on hundreds of people suspected of committing various types of online crime, including romance scams, investment fraud and money laundering operations. The international effort led … More More than 1,000 arrested in global crackdown on online fraud
From cybercriminal evergreens like phishing to the verification badge scam we look at the most common tactics fraudsters use to trick their victims. Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms. Indeed, with over one billion monthly active users it is among the top four most popular social media networks in the world. That figure, … More Beware of these 5 common scams you can encounter on Instagram
And that’s on top of the heartache experienced by the tens of thousands of people who fall for romance scams each year. Last week, as couples all over the world celebrated Valentine’s Day, we highlighted the risks of romance fraud. Even with V-Day safely behind us, it’s important to remain on high alert for online dating … More How costly are sweetheart swindles?