That online charmer could be after more than your affections.
Seems like everyone’s looking for love online. But if you’ve just gone through a significant life event, you’re lonely and seeking companionship or you’re simply being pressured to find a partner then you are more susceptible to love scams. It’s a real and growing threat.
Internet Love scam
$13.6 million
$13.4 million
2019 - Internet Love January to June
2020 - Internet Love January to June
What you should look out for
What you should
look out for
If you haven’t met your online soulmate in person and he asks you for money, even if his story sounds desperate and believable, he may be out to scam you.

Be wary of anyone professing their undying love for you within a short time of acquaintance.
What you should do
Don’t send money to anyone you have not met in person
Verify the identity of the person you’re talking to with an online image search
Always ask for a video-call
with that person
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