ROMANCE SCAMS


The victim of a scam who took out £17,000 of loans has said she was "bled dry" by a man she met on a dating app.

The woman in her 40s from north Wales "dated" the man via video chat for two years - he used computer graphics to create a fake face when they spoke.

A report has found fraud across Wales and England accounts for one in three crimes - but only 2% reach court.

A senior officer estimated 1,000 cases a week could be happening in the South Wales Police force area alone.

"This guy's absolutely bled me dry," the victim of the scam told Eye on Wales on BBC Radio Wales.

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