February is not just the month of love, but it’s also the month where people get duped into the scam of ‘falling in love’.
In South Africa, there’s been a significant growth in this type of scam due to social media sites, and online platforms.
Executive Director at The South African Fraud Prevention Service Manie van Schalkwyk chats about the global scam, and how people get duped on Valentine’s Day.
Van Schalkwyk says that the love scam is something that’s quite serious, but people don’t necessarily want to address it.
It’s a global scam that targets people that are over 50, single, and seeking a relationship says Van Schalkwyk, he adds that people are targeted easily because they reveal their emotional vulnerability online.
People are enticed to fall in love and eventually they’re asked for money.— Manie van Schalkwyk, Executive Director at The South African Fraud Prevention Service
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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : [LISTEN] Don't get scammed in the process of 'falling in love'