Different websites have different policies, so make sure to check out all the details on your dating site in order to dob in the naughty scammers.
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“A lot of the online dating fraudsters we know are abroad.
They're in West Africa, Eastern Europe and it's very difficult for British law enforcement to take action against them in those jurisdictions,” Steve Profitt, Deputy Head of Action Fraud explains.
And a lot of the time, you’re not just talking to one person behind each profile - you could be exchanging messages with a circle of fraudsters acting together, according to KIS Finance.
Serious fraudsters sometimes even create further fake profiles and use them to be rude to you, all to make the main fake profile seem more desirable.
Our own survey found that one in five online daters have been asked for money by someone they were contacting, and two in five have stumbled across fake profiles.
Thankfully, if you find you’ve been targeted by a fake profile, you can report it.By analysing the top 3,000 scammer profiles (that is, those they’ve come across most frequently in profiles blocked by their software in the last year) they’ve discovered what constitutes the ‘most attractive’ female and male propositions to those targeted by romance scammers.The male profile is in his late 40s (48 is the most common age) with a high income.In addition to teaching, Trek to Teach strengthens local communities by helping schools build infrastructure, paint their classrooms, and find furniture.Click below to let us know you read this article, and wiki How will donate to Trek to Teach on your behalf.That’s an extreme example of swindling online daters, but there are also the little white lies.