What Are Some Examples of Internet Dating Scams?


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Examples of online dating scams include when people ask others to send money for plane tickets to meet in -person or send messages stating that they have medical emergencies and need financial assistance. Some people also post pictures that are outdated or false on dating websites.

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Identity theft is a common scam on Internet dating websites. People may contact others, build trust with charm or engaging messages, and then ask for personal or financial information to confirm their targets' identities. People may also identify themselves as law enforcement officers and request information as part of investigations that do not exist.

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