For the last few months, I've sat on my couch while trawling through dating profiles that have been reported by members who think they have spotted the tell-tales signs of a fraudulent user, or are shocked by a naughty profile pic, etc.
Each reported profile is seen by five or six moderators and we decide between us whether to take it down or demand a different photo be used.
Not everyone using online dating sites is looking for love. As if all that isn’t bad enough, romance scammers are now involving their victims in online bank fraud.And that thing is probably a massive credit card bill.If your correspondent writes like a nine-year old who has drunk a litre of Red Bull, save yourself many hours of emailing and send a £50 postal order to a randomly selected internet café in Lagos. Pro tip: if you’re suspicious, try Google Image Search. To stay safe, there are certain steps that you should take while dating – both online and offline.Please read the information below and remember that you are always the best judge of your safety.