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Dating app meetup crimes raise issues about security

Present reports about conferences arranged on dating apps turning into crimes have prompted authorities to issue warnings and users to concern their security.

Police in Greenbelt, Maryland, this week have actually alerted the general public about armed masked guys who will be posing as females on dating apps and luring victims up to a “designated location” to rob them. The victims are often beaten before having their wallets, vehicle secrets and mobile phones taken, law enforcement division stated on its Facebook page sunday.

“Citizens are advised to refrain from ending up in strangers making use of such dating apps,” police said.

The other day in Henrico County, Virginia, authorities arrested a man that is 21-year-old Richmond on costs of fulfilling up with individuals he matched with on dating apps after which robbing them. Police tweeted that the suspect, Tylik Davis, had were able to take cash, secrets and a motor vehicle.

The FBI says that romance frauds, also referred to as self- confidence fraud, afflicted 19,473 victims and led to a complete loss in significantly more than $475 million just last year. (more…)