Online Dating Scams
One of the biggest concerns when it comes to online dating sites is whether or not people are who they say they are. Unfortunately, there's reason to be skeptical. Scammers create fake profiles and get to know their victims, creating a bond and an element of trust.
Once trust is established, they'll ask you to send money – and if you do, they'll disappear once they receive it.
Signs someone is after your money:
- Asking you to move conversations to personal e-mail or instant messaging.
- Expressing outward emotion right away.
- Using a tragic event or other misfortune as an excuse not to meet.
- Asking for help with medical bills, a financial issue, airplane tickets or other personal situations.
Claiming to be from the same area, city or country but always traveling on business.
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