MARIECLAIRE.CO.UK - Apr 18 - UK people lost £60M in relationship scams last year. Scamalytics, the company with a large anti-fraud database, says it now spots 60K 'romance scams' taking place in the UK every week. "The most common fraud is when people are asked to transfer money via Western Union or Moneygram", said Dan Winchester, founder of Scamalytics. Online fraud is a big and sophisticated industry. People might think they are messaging a person, when they're actually messaging a bot.