It is going to get far worse unless we do something to address it.
The Government is in denial of the figures." He said official figures fail to take account of soldiers who have served in Northern Ireland, females, reservists and anyone under the age of 21.
The ‘date safe’ campaign is a collaboration between the charity Victim Support, advice website Get Safe Online, Age UK, City of London Police and Metropolitan Police, working with trade body the Online Dating Association.
A spokesman for the City of London Police warns: ‘The numbers we see are just the tip of the iceberg as people often do not report cases because they feel stupid for being deceived.’The campaign hopes to prevent the heartache and financial loss suffered by people such as David, who told The Mail on Sunday about being defrauded of his life savings in a dating scam.
In the transcripts, you may find a combination of the following items: Findmypast’s British Army service records is one of the most significant British Army collections available online. The collection includes a myriad of Army forms including attestation papers, medical forms, discharge documents, pension claims, and proceedings of regimental boards.
Some of the First World War service papers in series WO 363 were damaged during the Second World War; therefore, the information gathered from these forms can be limited.Police figures show that 3,900 people reported being duped into parting with an average £10,000 last year through dating websites, with two thirds of victims women and one in four in their 50s.The average time it takes for someone to start sending money to a fraudster is 30 days.Sue Clifford, of No Offence, said: "We estimate that 10 per cent of prisoners are military veterans, from samples of the prison population.We believe the cuts will have a significant effect on prison numbers, as thousands of troops return to civvy street before they were anticipating – so they have not had a chance to plan."The current prison system shows that only 3.4 per cent of prisoners are military veterans, which under-acknowledges the figure.