As the UK entered its second week of home quarantine, Tinder announced a historic “swiping” high on March 29 with a global record of 3 billion over the previous weekend.
Britain’s lonely singletons may wish to find soulmates for the next great pandemic, but mystery should always be retained in relation to one’s banking details.
One of the world’s fastest-growing crimes is “romance fraud”, where an individual or group creates a false profile to induce love, soon followed by the transfer of money.
The crime is underreported to the police but significant. On average 2,918 victims were found to be defrauded to the tune of £11,500, which equated to an economic loss for the UK of more than £50 million, a 27 per cent increase