Usually there will be links or buttons on profiles to block or report individuals.
• If you are a victim of dating fraud you can call Action Fraud on 03; actionfraud.
Recognizing Scammers Preventing Scams Community Q&A This wiki How teaches you how to avoid being scammed on dating sites.
Online dating scammers tend to target people who have a large amount of information in their profiles, and the scam is usually based around stealing money, credit card information, or personal information from the victim.
Back in 2010, Brenda Parke, a 60-year-old retiree, was scammed out of £60,000 after joining an online dating site and befriending a man purporting to be a successful Dutch businessman called Bradford Cole.According to recent figures, these requests for cash appear to be working.There were 651 dating scams reported in the three months to August this year, with the average victim paying out £9,589.Mr Cole told Ms Parke that he was a widower and that he had moved to Britain with his young daughter, Maureen.He said that while abroad on business, his daughter had been injured in a hit and run accident and he required £9,600 for the operation in hospital.