Scams on dating sites uk
This is one of the most popular scams in online dating.Nigeria and Ghana are notorious for their scammers and hence most people probably wouldn’t pursue a relationship with someone from one of these countries.
To answer your question: it depends on what you mean by legitimate.
they have an ill relative or they are stranded in a country they don’t want to be in and need money.)”They warned to never send money abroad to a person you have never met before.
One case involved a 50-year-old women who lost £40,000 after being conned by a man pretending be in the armed forces serving in the Middle East.
The Met said: “Scammers will normally try and steer you away from communicating on a legitimate dating website that could be monitored by staff.
“Their preference is to communicate via email, text and possibly phone, rather than through the dating website or chat room where you met.“A scammer will use a variety of scenarios to target your emotions and get you to part with toy money (eg.