A scammer is anyone using disingenuously to trick or scam other members, normally by asking for money.
Match’s dedicated Customer Care team works hard to ensure that unwanted accounts are removed from the site.
Sadly on other occasions the fraudsters have been long gone along with the client’s money.
Joining a Dating website is as old as the Internet and most remain a wholly useful tool to meet your future partner, but increasingly those sites are being targeted by gangs who’s only interest is to fleece the unsuspecting.
Named after a now-defunct Nigerian law the 419 scam is a classic amongst online dating scams.
This is the one scam you are almost certain to come across if you do online dating for any length of time, sorry to say.
Most recently US and UK military identities have been used on many occasions with the fraudster saying he’s deployed in Afghanistan or Iraq.
If you go weak at the knees for a blue-eyed brunette, you could be headed for danger as experts have revealed these are some of the most common traits found in romance scammers.
With almost 8 million people using online dating in the UK, fraudsters know exactly how to get people clicking on their profiles and they'll make sure they use the right photographs to lure their victims in.
Over the past few days the media has been dominated by reports of the sharp increase in internet dating scam victims and the financial and emotional cost it brings.
This article looks at how to spot the signs of an internet dating scam, how to protect yourself from internet dating scams and most importantly, how to avoid internet dating scams.