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  • 20-03-2018

    Photos of Dutch PM Mark Rutte on fake Facebook profile


    A new profile has popped up on Facebook under the name of James Hardy. This might not seem out of the ordinary, except that Mr Hardy looks very much like the Netherlands Prime Minister, Mark Rutte.

    One photo on the page shows Mr Rutte on his own, another shows him in the company of Britain’s former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg of the United Kingdom.

    Here’s a screenshot of…

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Dating fraud in the Netherlands

The film Crime without Blood shows the devastating impact of dating scams and other online fraud.