SKY NEWS - Oct 9 - ~600 reports of romance scams per month were made to UK Action Fraud during June, July and August. Police forces and other organisations are running a campaign throughout October to raise awareness of romance fraud, following a 26% increase in reports to Action Fraud in the past year. The average victim loses ~ £10K. Losses reported by victims between August 2019 and August 2020 totalled £66M. The Match Group is running romance fraud protection ads throughout October on their platforms. City of London Police is also working with money transfer companies to help block transfers suspected of being linked to romance scams.