Online Fraud


Online fraud is here to stay, well for the moment anyway! See what the People Location Tracing Agents say about this topic and the advice from our team of experts

We have seen a major surge in online fraudsters, often based offshore and pretend to be in the UK. Or often, you will find they say they are working abroad. Online chat then becomes phone chat and then maybe an exchange of photographs. Things blossom and the victim feels a false sense of a connection or liking to the other.

Fraudsters want to know more about you

These fraudsters get to know you and your likes and dislikes. They may spend considerable time digging out details from your Facebook accounts LinkedIn accounts or whatever they can find free on the internet. Rarely do they spend money on the reconnaissance of a victim’s background.

The next steps often happen fast and under pressured or urgent advice of bad news. They often sound a little like the reasons below.

They say their stuck in another country and need funds to them and their personal belongings out.

My successful business has goods offshore but I can’t get them released without funds.

Family feuds have stopped me from accessing my fortune and I need to pay fees to gain access.

They say they are sick or their family is sick or been in some kind of accident. They now need funds for medical treatment and fast!

Or they have a great investment opportunity and need financial help to get the ball rolling.

The loss of a pet or family member has left them heartbroken and funds will help them get back on track

These are just some of the more common tactics used by fraudsters but there are a lot of others.

People feel ashamed for falling foul

We know that people who do end up victims of these types of fraud are often left feeling stupid and embarrassed or ashamed of their actions and unfounded trust in strangers.


Many of the people who fall victims to this type of online fraud happen to be solicitor’s entrepreneurs or heads of department in large corporations or government departments.

These fraudsters know that companionship is something most people strive for and at times when we are feeling lonely and are in a position where our possibilities of meeting an unknown love or possible future spouse put immense pressure on us to act and act quickly.

Social media and dating are by far the most common ways that these fraudsters enter the lives of their victims however the details shared can also be their downfall.

Over the last year, we have completed numerous searches for people who feel they may be being duped and wanted clarification before they parted with large sums of cash. With the limited data that they supply our agents have not only confirmed over half these individuals to be fraudsters but most of them were not even in the country they said they were. They often have helping hands based in the UK to take in money and goods for them.

Want to know the definition of what fraud is? Wiki link

Need help

If you feel that you may be being taken advantage of, or possibly may be falling foul of online fraud and want to know one way or another contact our team for a simple but effective background trawl.

Want to know more?

Call us on 0208 390 1703 or fill out our trace from and one of our team will call you to discuss your case