You meet someone online who seems really interested in getting to know you.2. Someone starts chatting with you through an online dating service and you enjoy the long chats with them and eventually become interested.They say all of the right things to build a believable story and gain your trust. Eventually their story will lead to them having a financial problem and you will feel compelled to help them.4. Over time you chat regularly and start to feel a really strong bond. Once they’ve taken all they can, your new love will disappear and your money will be gone.
Location - Copy the suspect profile into Google - if it is on other dating sites you will find it replicated. Scammers from African countries will send a passport-like photo of themselves. Poor or vague communication - Have you ever swapped emails with someone on an internet dating site and wondered if it’s the same person who is replying to your messages each time?
Finally, if you have been a victim or think you are going to be scammed - contact - Or call 0300 1232040 (UK) or contact your online dating site and report the profile as soon as you can.
"Be aware of classified buyers and sellers especially anyone offering a cashiers check over the asking price and requesting you send the extra funds to Nigeria or another country.
Male scammers are normally between 40 and 50 and they always try to target female dating members who are between 40 and 60 years of age.
Details that don’t add up - Online-dating scammers often have very detailed and convincing background stories.