HONEYTRAP scammers are targeting elderly men in Dundee, cops have warned.
Pensioners are being lured in by romance fraudsters in a bid to steal money, phones and medicine as a number of scams sweep the city.
The warning was raised at the Dundee Pensioners Forum AGM.
Police warned that women have also been victims of similar scams.
But they said elderly men are being targeted in particular by young women who try to gain access to their homes in a bid to fleece them, the Evening Telegraph reports.
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Community sergeant Lesley Mann said: “Although women have been victims of the romance scam, it is more older men who have been targeted.
“I have not heard of it happening to any women in Dundee, but it has been known to happen to men in Dundee.
“It is quite easily being done to men who are targeted by bonnie, young lassies. But let’s face it, what is a 20-year-old girl doing with a 60-year-old man?
“And have you heard of a young man fancying older women? I have never found that.
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“The young women are here for money and the romance scam is on the up and also on dating sites as well.
“But you should beware of that too. Just think of the people you could meet on sites, that’s what I call them. But many are after your money.”
Police warned that one way men are being targeted is during nights out in local pubs.
Young women are said to befriend the elderly men at bars before going back to their homes and stealing their valuables.
Sgt Mann added: “If a young women befriends you then you have to ask why.
“A young woman meets the man in the pub then she comes back to his house and something might happen then you cannot get rid of them.
“They bring their mates around too and even if you get rid of them they then stand outside your house screaming about what you are supposed to have done to them.”
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