Millions of dating app scams in 2020
Interpol has decided to act to fight this phenomenon
These crooks have developed a well-established technique. They first try to establish a relationship of trust with the victims by starting a conversation. Then they talk about business and ask the targeted people to invest money, often in bogus trading apps.
Interpol calls for cooperation from authorities in 194 countries
Once the victims have transferred the money, the criminals disappear… Interpol, therefore, wishes to warn against this type of practice based on breach of trust.
The International Criminal Police Organization has published a purple notice aimed at "researching or sharing information on operating methods, objects, devices and methods of concealment used by criminals". This notice has been filed with 194 countries in order to alert but also to encourage the cooperation of local authorities.