When they aren't, you have agreed to personally make them good.
A new report by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has found that last year, singles were conned out of £39 million by fraudsters they’d met on dating sites and apps.
Con artists are increasingly creating fake online profiles and tricking people on dating sites into handing over often large sums of money.
All you need in order to utilize this investigative method is a photo of the woman that you suspect of being a scammer.
Step 1 - Go to: Step 2 - Click on the little camera image that is beside the search button (see below) Step 3 - After clicking on the camera image a new option will appear giving you 2 choices; you can either upload a picture of the suspected scammer from your hard drive, or you can paste the URL of the photo into the search box. Step 4 - You will then be given the option to select the image from your hard drive that you want to investigate. Here's the Image that I uploaded from my computer: It may take up to a minute for the image to be uploaded to google, depending on the size of the file that you choose and your connection speed. You can see over to the right that this image brought up 67 pages of results, including several Facebook and Myspace profiles! If a woman sent you this picture claiming it was hers, it is almost 100 percent guaranteed that she is not the actual women in the photo and that she IS a scammer.
I actually downloaded this picture off of a free stock photo site called hu.
Using stock photos is a favorite trick of Internet dating scammers - so if you ever see results that look like this - Run for the Hills!
She wants me to send money to buy one via her money transfer account.
The online social world brings many benefits, but it also carries many risks.
Note that this thread contains a more "in-depth" look at scammers.
For a shorter, general overview, see An introduction to love or dating scams If you have started communicating with someone online, and he or she matches many of the characteristics described in this thread, you are most likely dealing with a scammer.
Social networking sites and dating sites can be great places to reconnect with old friends and establish new relationships, but they are all too frequently infested with scammers who have learned to use them for their own purposes.