Using Online Dating Sites puts you at risk from potential Scammers

Lots of singletons are turning to online dating Sites to try and find a potential new partner, there are certainly plenty of agencies to try;, eHarmony, Tinder, Bumble, Plenty of Fish, and OkCupid to name just a few!  On the surface, online dating appears to be a practical and fairly easy way to meet new people and recent studies have shown that over 60% of users accessing online dating sites have had a positive experience. Unfortunately, not everyone on these dating sites tells the truth about who they really are, lying about their age, weight, relationship status and if they have children or not!

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If you are using online dating sites, be very careful, never give money to the person you are communicating with, video chat with them before you meet in person and listen to advice from family and friends.  Be aware of all the potential scams and read information on AML IDENTITY CHECK provided by professional companies such as don’t get caught out by scammers using you and your bank accounts for the purposes of money laundering!

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There are many horror stories of online dating scams and innocent people being tricked out of sending hundreds or even thousands of pounds to people they thought they were in a relationship with. Strangers, misrepresenting themselves is a real danger when online dating, so follow any safety given and always tell somebody where you are meeting your new date and choose a public place.


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