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Italian financial police arrested ten suspected members of a criminal gang involved in internet scams to fleece company cash and trick people on dating websites, Europe's police agency said on Tuesday.
More than 130 members of the Guardia di Finanza, assisted by Europol and the FBI, swooped on 32 locations to arrest the suspects, mainly Nigerian citizens, and retrieve €2.5 million (.7 million), Europol said in a statement.
"Hundreds of individuals and dozens of companies in Europe and beyond have become victims of the sophisticated techniques employed by the criminal group via so-called payment diversion and Internet romance scams," the Hague-based policing agency said.
A payment diversion is when criminals hack a company's communication system and change the account numbers for payments to suppliers and customers.
Victims think they’re just helping out their soulmate, never realizing they’re aiding and abetting a crime.
Scammers create fake online profiles using photos of other people — even stolen pictures of real military personnel. And they tug at your heartstrings with made-up stories about how they need money — for emergencies, hospital bills, or travel. Here’s how it works: The scammers set up dating profiles to meet potential victims.
In addition to Match.com, there is e Harmony, Facebook and countless other ways to connect and meet people online.
Starting relationships online is a great way to connect, and can be fun and rewarding.
Many of us, though heartbroken and lonely, still entertain hope of finding new love.
It takes guts to expose your deepest desires in an online community that many consider a bit dubious.