It can happen like this: “Maria” signed up for an onlinedating service and was contacted by “Andrew,” who claimed to be an American overseas on business in Australia.
Maria and Andrew seemed to hit it off and began planning a road trip for that summer when Andrew would come back to the U. Andrew sent Maria a check for ,000 to cover the cost of their trip, but then suddenly asked her to send ,500 back to him because he needed money for rent after being laid off from his job.
Maria deposited the check and sent the money, but was soon contacted by her bank, which told her the check was bad and she had to repay the ,500.
Conmen can easily buy "scam packs" to help them trick would-be daters into their scam.
The pack is available online and only costs a few dollars.
There is a new scam on the Internet for those looking for love.
Criminals are trying to trick people by using old love letters and romantic language.
Safety advice Dating is fun but to ensure you do it in the safest way possible we have put together some golden rules to help you get the most out of your onlinedating journey.