Protection de la vie privée

Don’t fall for fake profiles on dating sites and social media

Looking for a date or friendship online? There’s nothing wrong with looking on dating site or app, is there. Or is there? Unfortunately, fraudsters are also on the prowl out there, too. They start by luring you in with their sweet talk and then continue by extorting money from you.

According to FPS Economy, the number of people falling victim to so-called ‘friendship fraud’ almost doubled in 2020 compared with the year before. In total, the reporting hotline received 1317 calls, representing a haul of 9 million euro for the scammers…

Checking whether you are dealing with a genuine profile online is the best piece of advice we can give you. Find out some extra tips here to stop you falling head over heels for these fraudsters.