Where to report online dating scams
These stories are cleverly formulated to make the scammer rich.Don’t trust them and report the member for inappropriate behaviour.The sort of photos they use as well as the language of the personal ad can help you decide whether the member is genuinely looking for a partner or not.To make your dating experience as safe as possible, we’ve laid down simple and easy-to-follow advice on how to spot people who might not be as trustworthy as you think.Our moderation team manually check photos and personal ads across the site and a built-in screening system helps identify suspicious accounts, remove them and prevent re-registration.While we are confident that our measures ensure a high level of security, we urge members to maintain vigilance while dating online and report any suspicious profiles to safeguard other members.Stay clear and report the member to Someone I have been messaging online has told be of a lucrative business idea, is this a scam?
Behaviour we urge all members to report include: I’ve met someone online and say they need travel expenses to visit me, is this a scam?
For more information and advice on staying safe online, read our safety article.
Until a few years ago scam victims had to suffer in silence as law enforcement authorities had no idea how to help them.
Using the list of scammer behaviour to watch out for, this unfortunately, sounds like suspicious scammer behaviour.
You should never send money to someone to meet online, whatever the premise.