Current online dating scams

However, in all cases it is worth asking yourself, “Is this person looking for a relationship, and are they interested in the person I am”.

Don’t trust them and report the member for inappropriate behaviour.

A member needs money to help a family member, is this a scam?

Scammers may go as far as sending fake documentation to corroborate their claims such as: photocopied plane tickets, visa requirements and passport information .

Do not trust anyone behaving this way and report the member to to safeguard further members.

There are many reputable charity websites which are completely safe to transfer money to, however charities do not solicit donations through dating websites and so if you do not know the person well and they are asking for money, chances are they are working on a scam.

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?Don’t send money to tide someone over after a mugging or robbery, and don’t do anyone a favor by making an online purchase or forwarding a package to another country.One request leads to another, and delays and disappointments will follow.Use messenger for all initial contact and never disclose personal contact information without feeling completely comfortable to.Requests for money or financial assistance are not acceptable.Never send money to people who propose business ventures or suggest sending money to help get you rich, especially if the offer requires urgent action for a limited time only.