The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has published advice to avoid online romance scams.
Millions of Americans use dating sites, social networking sites, and chat rooms to meet people. And many forge successful relationships. But scammers also use these sites to meet potential victims. They create fake profiles to build online relationships, and eventually convince people to send money in the name of love. Some even make wedding plans before disappearing with the money.
An online love interest who asks for money is almost certainly a scam artist.
Please read through their article: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0004-online-dating-scams
In addition to the FTC guidelines, please exercise common sense. If something seems weird or doesn't add up, block and report the user.
Still have questions? Here is a more in-depth guide to online dating scams.
This page was last modified: June 21 2017 06:23:55.