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quality=70&strip=all&w=300" data-large-file="https://shawglobalnews.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/global-tv-headshots-292.jpg? quality=70&strip=all&w=1024" / As more and more Canadians turn to the internet to find true love, many are becoming susceptible to online scammers and there appears to be insufficient systems in place to prevent such fraudulent activity.

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If you’re tired of falling victim to liars on dating websites, you’re not alone.

Action Fraud and the City of London Police have launched a new initiative that aims to separate cybercrime and fraud facts from fiction.

Dubbed “Urban Fraud Myths,” the thirteen day campaign kicked off with a look at online dating, a crime which swindled 3543 Brits out of £33.65 million ($51 million) in the last year.

Some of Obada’s interview subjects had fallen in love with scammers using false identities, only to have their hearts broken when they discovered the deceit.

Unfortunately, Obada’s study was inconclusive on any concrete, permanent solutions to avoiding scams while using online dating sites or apps.“When it comes to love there’s no scientific solution to how to prevent your heart from being scammed,” she said, adding her interview subjects just wanted to “follow their hearts” in hopes of finding true love.A lot of people take their time getting to really get to know a prospective partner before beginning a romantic relationship.For others, it can happen much quicker than that, but be wary of people on dating sites who say they are “in love” after just a few days of chatting.What makes things even trickier is that none of the online daters could come to a conclusion on what was “too much” information.Obada cited past online dating security studies which found that even uploading a profile photo can make the user vulnerable due to the sensitive nature of information associated with it on a dater’s online profile.Vali DATE Dating was started by three entrepreneurs with a combined 52 years in military, law enforcement, and private investigative backgrounds.