Online Dating

The ScamDating

• You register with an internet based dating agency or join an online dating chat room.

• You receive contact from someone who shows interest in you and gradually you develop a long distance relationship through emails, instant messaging, texting and phone calls.

• Once the fraudsters are confident that you have enough sympathy they will tell you about a problem they are experiencing and ask you to help out by sending money.

The Advice

• Trust your instinct, if you think something feels wrong, it probably is.

• Never send money or give credit card details or bank account
details to anyone you have never met or to anyone you don’t
actually know or trust.

• Never reply to communications from someone who meet you on a
dating site or chat room and then wants to communicate by email.

• Fraudsters will often tell you to keep your online relationship a
secret, never agree to this.