More than £15 million has been lost to criminals offering bogus investment opportunities on dating platforms this year, according to Action Fraud.

he average loss per victim is £15,936, with a total of £15,665,332 lost so far this year, the UK’s reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime said.

Nearly a quarter (23%) of victims were in their 30s, and three-fifths (60%) were aged 30 to 59.

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