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But Brian was not real. They had met on a dating website, she had been taken in over email, and the money - including life savings - is now in his hands and lost to. Elspet had been convinced by his story of serving abroad in the military. She trusted him enough to believe that his friend, a diplomat, was bringing home his belongings but needed money for fares and courier fees.
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It was a lie. Now she works as a scam marshal, listening to victims and warning people in her community centre about the danger of this kind of fraud.
They do not need to be alone in this," she said. Fraudsters choose their victims by looking for signs of vulnerability, trawling through profiles, and winning trust over weeks and months. Previous research has suggested the majority of victims are women, and they lose twice as much on average as men.
Source: Action Fraud. Romance fraud represents only a small fraction of losses to so-called authorised push payment APP fraud. This is when a criminal tricks their victim into sending money directly from their savings to an account which the criminal controls.
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In May, a group of the biggest banks agreed to a new voluntary code which included a new set of criteria to judge whether the customer should get the money. Now any victim who has taken reasonable care, or has any element of vulnerability, is much more likely to receive a refund of the lost money.
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One bank - TSB Unitsd has broken ranks in announcing a guarantee that it would automatically refund all "innocent" customers who have been defrauded.
However, other banks have Kingdomm that a blanket refund policy would simply encourage fraudsters to try their luck.
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Men on the internet tricked them into sending substantial amounts of money after befriending them and sending romantic messages. Romance scams rose by 64% in the first half of the year, figures a year earlier, according to the data from banking trade body, UK Finance. Criminals who commit romance fraud trawl through profiles and piece .