Web dating scam

They may have arranged to visit you, but need money to pay for the flight or visa.They may tell you everything has been booked but their ticket has been stolen, and you need to send money quickly to get them on the next flight.

We always give you tips on how to spot and avoid these scams. Not everyone using online dating sites is looking for love. If you’re lookin’ for love (sometimes in all the wrong places), chances are you’ll wind up on an online dating site at some point.

Fraudsters may also use the conversations you have to find out enough personal information about you to commit identity fraud.

They’ll ask innocent-looking questions about you that make it look like they just want to get to know you, such as your date of birth, home address or family background.

Here are some practical tips to help you stay a step ahead.... They’re looking for people to help them transfer money and stolen goods.

Of course, they don’t come right out and say that’s what they want.