Romance scam warning video
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Hampshire Constabulary's romance scam warning video

A video telling the story of a woman who fell for an online romance fraud has been released by police.

The woman, referred to as "Jenny" on the video, lost £20,000 and received a suspended sentence for laundering more than £200,000 after communicating for three years with a man she met on a dating website.

She describes how she gradually convinced her to transfer money to him, despite having never met or even seen him on a webcam.

Hampshire Constabulary produced the video as part of a Valentine's Day awareness campaign warning about the dangers of romance scams.

  • 14 Feb 2017