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Internet dating an expensive affair. If you are searching for a partner on the Internet do not just check your inbox, but your credit card statements too. Authorities report financial fraud is on the increase. Økokrim’s (the National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime) advisor Anne Dybo says the rising problem is mainly amongst men. “We receive an extremely high number of enquiries from people who have been swindled online.  Much of it involves email and website-based buying and selling, and we are experiencing a sharp increase in fraud connected with Internet dating,” she tells Adresseavisen.

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Internet dating an expensive affair

Published on Friday, 19th November, 2010 at 16:02 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 20th November 2010 at 09:14.

If you are searching for a partner on the Internet do not just check your inbox, but your credit card statements too. Authorities report financial fraud is on the increase.

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Økokrim’s (the National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime) advisor Anne Dybo says the rising problem is mainly amongst men.

“We receive an extremely high number of enquiries from people who have been swindled online.  Much of it involves email and website-based buying and selling, and we are experiencing a sharp increase in fraud connected with Internet dating,” she tells Adresseavisen.

The authority has no statistics as to how many victims are involved, but most lose between two and three million kroner, with the current record standing at 20, according to Ms Dybo.

“People take out the highest mortgage possible; borrow money on credit, or loan large amounts from their friends and family. Norwegians think too well of people. We generally have a lot of money, and greed takes over if we think we can make even more on something else,” she says.




Published on Friday, 19th November, 2010 at 16:02 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 20th November 2010 at 09:14.

This post has the following tags: dating, swindle, internet, fraud, oekokrim, national, authority, investigation, prosecution, economic, environmental, crime, .





  
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