Using age-old marketing techniques, Christian created a picture of their life together so real that the victim actually went house-hunting for the two of them.The life he described would all be theirs, if they could just get those few final obstacles out of the way…Dating fraud is becoming more sophisticated, more successful – and more devastating to its victims.The criminals operate both on Danish dating websites as well as on International websites and we often hear that they use up to 2-3 months of correspondence or even longer to gain the trust from the victims.Scammers often use falsified documents such as a fake photos, fake passport, fake visas, fake flight tickets and falsified official documents to cheat their victims.According to police, such fraud increased by 16 per cent in 2014-15, with recorded losses of more than £33 million.Judith Lathlean, a 67-year-old, Oxford-educated professor, made headlines in December last year when she courageously revealed how she had paid £140,000 to a man she met on a dating site (but never met face to face).
They use this confusion among other "sweet stories" to trick their victims into transferring them money.
Now, with online dating websites and apps, it has become easy to find a partner — or in this case, a match — even from a different country if you wish.
You can start judging the person by looking at their picture and reading their profile details to see if they might be your type.
Last year, Russian police arrested two men from Smolensk who pretended to be young, attractive girls stealing the hearts of men in Moscow and then threatening and tricking them into sending large sums of money.
The criminals were found to have taken roughly 1 million Russian rubles (about US ,500) with this scheme.