Online dating fraud hits a record high in the UK


A record number of people – almost 4,000 – became victims of online dating scams in 2016. They were conned out of £39-million – the highest total ever recorded. So what makes people send vast sums of money to someone they’ve never met? Meet the women who’ve lost hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Exclusive report from Nicola Rees for the BBC Victoria Derbyshire programme. (First broadcast BBC 2 23/01/17)