Horsham police issue new alert over romance fraud

A timely warning over romance fraudsters has gone out from Horsham police.

Thursday, 13th January 2022, 5:01 pm

They are urging people to take extra care when talking to people online and striking up friendships.

A spokesperson said: “With just a month away from Valentine’s day, please be careful who you speak to online.

“If something, or someone, sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”

And a spokesman for Action Fraud UK said: “Romance fraudsters will spend weeks gaining their victims’ trust before asking for money for a variety of emotive reasons.

”Stop and think before parting with your money.”