There have been many online dating scams, which aim to cheat a person by trying to take out all his or her money, and many who have been cheated shared their stories online, which can be of help. How to tell if it is a scam or not?
First of all, you should have some cautions when you want to date on line. When you find that something is too good for you to get. It could be a scam. Or, the person who you want to date keeps asking you to send money or your credit card information to him or her, you should know that it is a scam. The person is cheating you out of all your money, and he or she is trying his or her best to fool you around to make you believe what he or she tells you. When you notice this kind of things, you should try to check the background of the person, and try to stop chatting with him or her. Also, stop replying his or her emails. If you find it is a serious scam, you can report it to the police.
Second, you can use search engines over the internet to find the common scams, and the stories about the persons who have been cheated. Scambusters is a good place for you to pay a visit to know the scams of online dating.
Third, you should also pay attention to some online dating service that charges you for their services. When you find that you have to pay for it, you need to check to see if it is a reliable web site. Some web sites of online dating cheat the members to pay fees only, and they even recruit some women or men to chat with you to fool you around to let you pay for their dinner or gifts and so on. They may even want to know all the information about your credit card and bank accounts. Once you find that the web site or the person that you want to date or are dating start to let you send money to them or him or her, you need to think about it before you send money out. Since it is the features of this kind of scams, you need to be cautious about it. Do not send out your money, or tell the others about the information of your credit card easily.
Remember, the aim of the scams of online dating, as the other scams, is for money. You need to guard your purse and credit cards and your bank accounts. It is easy to make them fail to realize the aim of their scams.