To quote George Kidd, Chief Executive of the Online Dating Association:
“Dating services have no forgiveness for romance fraudsters and combat them by all means possible. No-one goes on social media or a dating service looking to fund someone’s lifestyle in the name of love. We use technology and human moderation to block fake profiles, create safer messaging platforms, and increasing use of video chat and photo-verification that makes it harder still to invent a profile and get away with it.
We hope social media platforms will join in fighting this cruel form of online fraud. No-one who has been targeted and deceived should feel at fault. Report it to Action Fraud and to your dating app or service to help us help you and protect others.”