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Once a bond has been established the offender will typically ask you for money or ask you to undertake a task.
Often the task is illegal, although this may not be immediately obvious. Pretexts used to elicit money have included kidnapping and urgent requests for money to cover medical expenses.
Two members of a gang who imitated police officers to steal money from tourists have been jailed.
Romanian nationals Gabriel Pana, 50, and Alexandru Tudor, 38, of no fixed abode, presented fake ID to tourists and demanded they hand over their wallets or purses.
Both men were jailed today for two years and four months.
Police are appealing for help in locating another two men who failed to appear in court and identify six suspects who were allegedly involved in the scam.
The gang, of around 10 men, carried out the thefts from November 2013 to July 2014 in Southwark, Kensington, Chelsea and Camden.
"Because of the fact that we do cater to wealthy demographic, we do get an influx of scammers," he says. Seeking Arrangement got its latest stats from screening new profiles over 10 months.