More Cyber Criminal News

Yet another misuse of legitimate computer apps by cyber criminals.
The following was reported in the Independent 3 days ago:

Criminals are using dating and selling apps to find targets for violent robberies and carjacking’s across Britain, The Independent can reveal.
Victims have been stabbed, thrown from cars and held at knifepoint after arranging to meet people through Grindr, Gumtree and escort websites.

Police said some victims are too embarrassed or intimidated to come forward, meaning offenders cannot be tracked down.
Recent weeks have seen a spate of attempted carjacking’s at meetings arranged using the LGBT+ dating app Grindr in Greater Manchester, with one victim stabbed several times for his car keys.
Other violent robberies have taken place at locations where victims thought they were meeting escorts, or prospective buyers for vehicles or high-value goods sold online.

I am not aware of any crimes like this being reported in Cambridgeshire.

Mr Nigel Sutton
Fraud and Cyber Security Advisor | Specialist Crime Team
Cambridgeshire Constabulary
Hinchingbrooke Park,
Huntingdon, PE29 6NP

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