Christian dating website scams
It is a 'romance' between people who never meet, based purely on text messages, internet liaisons and phone calls.
Yet victims all too often are willing to give away thousands of dollars and risk facilitating a crime.
The report showed those relationship scams cost more than million over the four-year period, at an average loss of more than 7,000 per event.
Only 8,400 in total had been recovered, according to the report.
"We speak to them all the time — it's definitely not stupidity."Ms Malet-Warden said to prompt someone to fall in love with a scammer, the victim was first "seeded" with an idea.
Ms Malet-Warden said the first indicator was often a victim being asked to move off the dating site onto either Whats App, Viber or Messenger.