“When someone places a lot of trust and faith in a person who they think they know, they often don’t separate their emotional feelings from rational thinking,” adds Neate.
“Criminals will play on this vulnerability.” Further figures from the NFIB show that more than half (57%) of all reported crimes relating to online dating were by women, with those aged 45 to 55 the most targeted.
Fascinated by the country, spent her nights and weekends traveling the country in search of stories.
While visiting the country’s numerous beautiful beaches, Ama was struck by the many older European women she saw carousing with young Kenyans.
The bottle’s mirrored surface showed the reflection of a figure holding a camera.
In 2009, Sofie Amalie Klougart traveled to Mombasa, Kenya with the nonprofit Action Aid.
Her day job was to document Action Aid’s numerous efforts to alleviate poverty in the country.
But while the number of dating sites has rocketed, so too have the incidences of fraud.
Recent figures from the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) reveal online dating fraud is on the rise, with a 33% increase in fraud cases in 2014, compared to 2013.