Cambridgeshire Neighbourhood Watch Association

Dating Scammers

Police and Crime Commissioner Darryl Preston is warning people to stay alert to dating scammers after new figures revealed romance fraud had cost victims more than £100k across the county – in just one month.

Speaking ahead of Valentine’s Day, Darryl said in January 2023 alone, 11 romance frauds had been reported in the county totalling a loss of some £104,850. 

This is even higher than December’s figures which saw eight romance frauds reported, amounting to losses of almost £85,500.

You can read more here:  The Police & Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire | PCC issues Valentine’s Day scam warning after romance fraudsters con daters out of £100k in one month (

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