He had convinced them that he was a diplomat and that a US marine general had fallen in love with them, causing one woman to pawn jewelry, empty her life savings, sell her car, and take out loans to help this general move to the UK. In 2011, the Internet Crime Complaint Center estimated that the online dating scamming “industry” was worth over million, but it’s likely much higher than that, due to the difficulty of making a good estimate.People are often ashamed to come forward and admit that they’ve been duped.A scammer is anyone using disingenuously to trick or scam other members, normally by asking for money.
The scenarios vary in details from inheritance money that needs to released, to gold mining in Africa, however the story is always the same.
No matter how earnest or tempting the offer, never send money or financial information to anyone claiming to have a business idea you can cash in on.
Relationships and trust naturally happen over time, beware of anyone rushed declarations of affection.
Use messenger for all initial contact and never disclose personal contact information without feeling completely comfortable to.
At Match we want to ensure that you have a safe, friendly experience on the site.
Remember that on Match you you are fully in control of your search and can choose to take things at your own pace.
A member needs money to help a family member, is this a scam?
Never send money to other members; however desperate the situation may seem.
We encourage all members to report any behaviour they deem inappropriate.