Fraud on internet dating sites
These stories are cleverly formulated to make the scammer rich.
Don’t trust them and report the member for inappropriate behaviour.
We encourage all members to report any behaviour they deem inappropriate.
Behaviour we urge all members to report include: I’ve met someone online and say they need travel expenses to visit me, is this a scam?
FALLING in love with someone you've never met before is something that many of us can't even begin to understand.
But it happens more than you think, with victims of romance fraud being conned out of £41MILLION last year, according to Action Fraud.
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.
You should never send money to someone to meet online, whatever the premise.
Do not trust anyone behaving this way and report the member to to safeguard further members.
I’ve been asked to support a charity from a member I don’t know very well, is this a scam?
The approach that members take to get to know you will always vary.
However, in all cases it is worth asking yourself, “Is this person looking for a relationship, and are they interested in the person I am”.