Internet dating scams in the uk

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Millions of Americans visit online dating websites every year hoping to find a companion or even a soulmate.

One includes the scammer telling the victim that they don't have enough annual leave left to come and visit them but that they can buy some from their employer.A spokesman for Match.com, Britain's most well-known dating site, said people should apply the same common sense as if in a bar or a pub."This includes never giving money to anyone – just as you would never give money to someone you recently met in a pub or café – and not sharing personal contact details that take conversations off the site," he said.One way to steer clear of these criminals altogether is to stick to online dating websites with nationally known reputations.Finally, the FBI advises not to send money through any wire transfer service to someone you met online.For weeks, even months, you may chat back and forth with one another, forming a connection. But ultimately, it’s going to happen—your new-found “friend” is going to ask you for money.

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