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A dating fraud campaign launched today aims to stamp out these ‘romance scams’ – where dates turn out to be nothing more than fraudsters who destroy people’s lives both financially and emotionally.The crime cost victims a collective £39million last year, a rise of nearly 50 per cent since 2015.And the mobile number he’d given her was tracked to Africa. The number was no longer in service when she tried again.’Julie, like most victims, feels ‘angry, stupid, duped and impotent’.Behind the scenes, dating websites try to prevent these nightmares by weeding out scammers.He says: ‘I tried to meet someone the conventional way by going out with friends, but got nowhere so I tried a dating website.’He soon stumbled across the profile of a woman called ‘Kerry’, who resembled someone he had known years before, who had moved to Canada.They began chatting online, but it was not long before she suggested they move their communications off the website.The warehouse worker is still piecing his life and finances back together three years on.David, 58, turned to online dating after the break-up of a long-term relationship.

But so sophisticated was the scam that Kerry produced a plane ticket, visa and other paperwork that all appeared genuine.He says: ‘I was encouraged to take up a hobby and have been ballroom dancing several nights a week.It has been great as therapy and for making friends.‘I’ve only just started to be able to trust people again.The ‘date safe’ campaign is a collaboration between the charity Victim Support, advice website Get Safe Online, Age UK, City of London Police and Metropolitan Police, working with trade body the Online Dating Association.A spokesman for the City of London Police warns: ‘The numbers we see are just the tip of the iceberg as people often do not report cases because they feel stupid for being deceived.’The campaign hopes to prevent the heartache and financial loss suffered by people such as David, who told The Mail on Sunday about being defrauded of his life savings in a dating scam.Police figures show that 3,900 people reported being duped into parting with an average £10,000 last year through dating websites, with two thirds of victims women and one in four in their 50s.

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