Urban Fraud Myths Campaign

18860_Myth__Dating_Fraud_Samantha Hancock (Police, Crime Prevention Unit Manager, Nottinghamshire) writes: Action Fraud, with partners launched a social media campaign on Wednesday 28 October, to run for 13 working days until Friday 13th November which will identify some of the most common myths to raise awareness and help people protect themselves against fraudsters.

A new myth and its reality will be tweeted each day and will be accompanied will a picture (JPEG).

In order to reach as many people as possible, Nottighamshire Police have decided that we will also support the awareness campaign via Alert. Here is yesterday’s myth buster.

For more information on the campaign, visit http://www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/blog/2015-10-28/campaign-highlight-urban-fraud-myths

MYTH 1 – Wednesday 28th October (Dating or Romance Fraud)

Myth – I can always trust the people I meet on online dating sites as they will have been vetted before being allowed to join.

Truth – Always be cautious about the people you meet online, especially if they start asking for money to help a family member, to visit you or pay medical bills etc. Never send money or give credit card or online account details to anyone you don’t know and trust.

Source: Broxtowe Community email.

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