The video below was produced by the US Embassy in London to help get the word out about online dating romance scams. The reason funds are being spent on entertaining and educational videos like this is because romance scams are the #1 most successful online scams. That’s also why sites like Online Dating Magazine are doing more to educate people on how romance scams work, victim stories, and how to avoid falling prey to a romance scam.
The video by the US Embassy in London tries to use entertainment to help educate. They do this by creating a fake Dragnet episode where the detectives are investigating a romance scam crime. Dragnet is a very old TV series where two detectives solved crimes together.
After the “Dragnet episode”, Derwood Staeben, Consul General U.S. Embassy London, shares some tips to learn how to spot a romance scam so that you can report it and avoid falling prey to it. The episode is titled “ScamNet” and is tackled by the Dragnet Lonely Hearts Division…
Dragnet Romance Scam – US Embassy in London