Lincolnshire Police issue warning after women fall foul of dating scam

Lincolnshire Police have issued a warning to users of dating sites after three women were scammed when meeting a man online.

Women from Lincolnshire, Derbyshire and Northamptonshire were all separately contacted by a man via dating websites such as Fab Swingers and Plenty Of Fish before meeting up in person during January to September last year.

The women each had money or property stolen from them. An investigation into each of these incidents is ongoing.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesperson said: “We would like to remind anyone using these dating sites that a small minority of people using them may not be who they claim to be, and to never give personal financial details to anyone or send cash.

“If you have been a victim of a crime like this please contact us on our non-emergency number 101 quoting 1500094126.”