Dating scam site check
Meeting someone online is very different, you might meet someone virtually who lives in a different city or country, and because you don’t meet face to face you build a connection through emails, messages and chats.
This type of communication means you are unfortunately vulnerable to fraud.
For everything you need to know about protecting yourself including safe first date meetings, please visit choose ‘Protecting Yourself’ then ‘Safe Online Dating’.
For general online safety advice check out our article: How to protect your privacy online.
If you are a victim of dating fraud report it to Action Fraud.
Source: Federal Trade Commision For this reason, we need to know what are the most popular techniques malicious actors are using to get unauthorized access to our private information and financial data.
Recent numbers from the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau suggest that dating scams reached a record high in 2016.
Some 3,889 online dating-related fraud incidents were reported, resulting in a record loss of £39m.
Here’s an example of a sophisticated email scam making the rounds that you should be very careful.
Source: au Use this (filled with screenshots and actionable tips) to better fight these attacks.A typical Nigerian scam involves an emotional email, letter, text message or social networking message coming from a scammer (which can be an official government member, a businessman or a member of a very wealthy family member – usually a woman) who asks you to give help in retrieving a large sum of money from a bank, paying initially small fees for papers and legal matters.