Young attractive women honey-trapping older vulnerable men in public spaces in NI - PSNI is 'really concerned'
The PSNI is "really concerned" about reports of younger woman honey-trapping older and more vulnerable men in public places.
Honey-trapping is what happens when "well presented" younger and attractive people target older and more vulnerable men and women.
In this instance, PSNI Ards and North Down said younger women are targeting older vulnerable men in shopping centres, coffee shops and on public transport.
The younger women forge "false friendships" with the men and encourage them to meet the women in their homes.
The women then persuade the men to hand over substantial amounts of money.
"We are asking you to speak with anyone in your family or friendship circle who is older and perhaps susceptible to this type of scam due to their vulnerability," said PSNI Ards and North Down.
"If you have any concerns that this may have happened to you or someone you know please contact us by dialling 101 or in an emergency dial 999.
"Alternatively report to Action Fraud on their website www.actionfraud.co.uk or by phoning 03001232040.
"You can also find more information on how to spot a scam @ScamwiseNI on Facebook or www.nidirect.gov.uk/scamwiseni."
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