October 20, 2021

Gardaí say ‘be careful who you love’ as romance scams are on the increase

Romance fraud is on the rise everywhere, especially with the popularity of online dating, and now gardaí are advising the public to be extra vigilant about who they might opt to ‘swipe right’ with

WHAT has been termed as ‘romance fraud’ is on the increase, especially as many of us have left our guard down during the current pandemic.

That is the warning from local gardaí who are advising the West Cork public to be extra vigilant about these scams and never give out personal bank details to third parties without being certain of their intentions.

The warning comes on the back of a recent court case which was heard in Bandon. The court was told that a West Cork man was duped out of almost €2,000 after chatting to a woman who called herself ‘Mary’ on the dating site ‘Plenty of Fish’. ‘Mary’ later disappeared with his money.

The injured party subsequently made a…

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