Dating-website users fall prey to fraudster profiles

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Net Patrol International Inc.  Data Investigation and Forensic Services
Bankruptcy and Insolvency Trustees

A fast-growing breed of global internet crime is revealing a troubling trend: Some fraudsters are easily infiltrating popular dating sites to fleece people out of their savings, law-enforcement officials say. Cyber-swindlers lift photos of real people from the internet, and use the images to create fictitious profiles on dating sites.

Read the full article at the Wall Street Journal.

According to the BBB (read more) catphishing, or what they call a heartbreak scam, accounted for a total loss of 15,6 million dollars in 2015. Watch this short animation to understand what relationship or romance fraud means: