Norfolk is the national capital of online dating scams, in-depth cyber-crime data reveals today.
A total of 16 people per 100,000 in the county were duped into transferring money to scammers using fake profiles on dating sites after building their trust. It showed Norfolk was also a hotspot for lottery scams with 22 in 100,000 paying to enter a non-existent prize draw, compared with 10 per 100,000 nationally.
There were 134 reports per 100,000 people, compared with the national average of 95.
Residents in Northamptonshire were most likely to report being hit by online shopping and auction scams, reporting that a product sold online did not exist, arrive or match its description.
This is where victims are conned into paying an upfront fee for services that did not exist, such as falsely offering to make a PPI claim.
There were 216 reported frauds per 100,000 people, compared with 169 nationally.
The rankings showed London is a hotspot for various reported scams, including being charged fees for fake loans, social media or email hacking, scam door-to-door sales, fraud involving false or stolen goods and ticket fraud.
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