A recent report from the National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime in Norway (Økokrim) shows an increase in romance scams in 2020.
At DNB, 254 customers were exposed to romance scams for a total of NOK 12 million in 2020, and Danske Bank also reports an increase, P4 reports.
Romance scams involve cases of “girlfriends” or “boyfriends” tricking people into sending money through social media or dating sites.
“The victims are often adult women and men who have been lonely during the pandemic – alone and bored. Then they get an inquiry, they have no one close to them to warn them, and then they fall in love,” Anne Dybo in Økokrim told P4.
Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews
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