The scammer cannot afford it, but offers to drive to meet you (or take a plane or bus), and requests money to help pay for this.
After you send the money, you never hear from them again - or you receive ongoing excuses to delay the trip and more requests for money.
And then, if you still don’t here anything, move on.
There are situations where the person messaging you could be a scammer trying to contact you for whatever reason.
Scammer is sick or has a sick parent or child, or is stuck in a country (Nigeria or Russia usually) and they need your help.
Their money, credit card, and ID has been lost or stolen and they have been arrested and need to pay a lawyer so they will be allowed to leave the country.
The larger, more well known dating sites have no reason to do this and generally have employees whose job it is to monitor new accounts and weed out the spammers and the scammers.
Hi, Dating websites often use fake profiles to create critical mass (websites that look as though they have lots of members).
Because dating websites are created for finding someone to love or match with, no one would ever sign up to one if there weren’t enough profiles to choose from.‘Chicken or the egg’ kind of situation, and what comes first!
At Match we want to ensure that you have a safe, friendly experience on the site.
Remember that on Match you you are fully in control of your search and can choose to take things at your own pace.