Scammers on dating websites
In fact, they're someone you could see yourself spending the rest of your life with.A decent person with a good job or business in search of a good, honest partner to settle down with.
Men are usually widowed engineers, building contractors, military, vet doctors, surgeons or antique dealers.
The majority of accounts on dating websites are genuine people looking for romance, but fraudsters may try to contact you by making fake profiles, getting in touch and building what feels like a loving relationship.
Once a fraudster using a fake dating profile is confident that they’ve won your trust, they will tell you about a problem they’re experiencing and ask you to help out by sending money.
Fraudsters may also use the conversations you have to find out enough personal information about you to commit identity fraud.
They’ll ask innocent-looking questions about you that make it look like they just want to get to know you, such as your date of birth, home address or family background.
You or someone you know may be dating this person online right now. No matter how good they sound, things aren't what they appear to be.