But online dates have the advantage of hiding behind a computer, making them seem a whole lot “dreamier” than they really are.
An unpleasant surprise can often feel like — or be — a scam. If something sounds wrong — like a lawyer who says he’s 35 years old but has 25 years of professional experience — start asking questions.
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Here are the four most common dating scams and what you can do to avoid them.
Just like face-to-face dating, singles online try to put their best foot forward.
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They do this by approaching an online merchant and placing an order and then asking to use their own f..........
Met a new friend/penpal on a friendship/dating site who's asking you for money?
Has a dying person contacted you wanting your help to give his money to charity?
Although some of these scams are certainly predictable, others are less so (especially the third and fourth scams).
Naturally, we offer tips to help you protect yourself from these online dating scams.
Until you get to know your date better, conceal your personal information, agree to meet only in public and always let a friend know where you will be.