There is a new scam the Internet those looking love. Criminals are trying to trick people using old love letters and romantic language. Conmen can easily buy "scam packs" to help them trick would-be daters their scam. The pack is available online and only costs a few dollars. It includes love-letter templates, photos, videos and false identities. This is all that is needed to pretend to be someone looking love. The criminals pose as potential partners and contact people seeking romance dating sites. After a period correspondence, they start asking their victim money. They use many different kinds excuses and reasons why they need money.
The police force London reported 3,900 people being scammed online 2016. The average amount money they lost was $12,500. The average age the victims was 59 years old. More women than men were scammed, with 61 per cent the victims being female. A senior police officer described the damage the scams do to victims. He said: "These crimes destroy lives and the emotional damage often far outweighs the financial loss. He advised people giving strangers money. He said: "Never give money to people you meet online, no matter what emotional sob story the person uses." He added that to be safe, people should always be their guard when communicating a stranger online.