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Catfish: The Billion Pound Romance Scam

Reporter Athar Ahmad creates a fake dating profile to turn the tables on romance fraudsters who are trying to get their hands on people's cash.

It's a crime that breaks the hearts of victims as well as emptying their bank accounts. Thousands of people lose money to romance frauds each year after being conned on internet dating sites. The criminals are called catfish, and they promise love and marriage to get cash. Reporter Athar Ahmad turns the tables on the fraudsters by using his own fake dating profile to expose the international gangs behind the crime.

30 minutes


Role Contributor
Reporter Athar Ahmad
Producer Laura Burns
Executive Producer Andrew Head
Editor Rachel Jupp