With literally thousands of dating sites of every type and description the internet is still one of many good places to find a partner. Sadly it can also be a place where you can be ripped off if you don’t keep your wits about you and plug into your common sense, so try not to be swept away by the romance until you’ve done your homework and checked out any remotely suspicious contact.
Having heard first hand stories of friends almost taken in by an ‘African Prince’, or a recently widowed Army Colonel ‘stranded in a battle zone unable to access their money and get home with after their tour of duty’, we’ve pulled together a 9 point checklist to help identify typical dating scammers.
Avoid the heartbreak and big money losses from someone who turns to be a cold hearted cyber-criminal who’ll use every trick in the book to take your money. Find out how to identify online scammers. Find out how to identify online dating scammers. Read our checklist now!
With large amounts of money at stake, online dating scammers are very clever, very resourceful and very experienced at what they do. If you’ve been a victim you’re not alone, so do tell someone. Whether you’ve been a victim or have realised that someone is a scammer before you become one. Anyone who’s been a victim of a romance scam should:
Have you been contacted by an online dating scammer? What was their story? What ways did you use to check out someone you thought sounded suspicious?