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The FBI advises everyone who may be romantically involved with a person online to be cautious and wary of romance scams. Services claim to offer legitimate meetups, but are either severely underpopulated or awash with scammers. Other online dating scams: Spotting spam and bots The downside of online dating is the lack of face-to-face interaction, at least when you first start chatting with someone. Scammers are known to blackmail their targets using compromising material.
Their life sounds like a soap opera A common theme that reoccurs with catfishing cases is for imposters to create fantastical stories that involve illness, family tragedies or major accidents that conveniently help to postpone a face-to-face meeting. Warning - the above scenarios are very likely to be forms of money laundering which is a criminal offence. Be very suspicious if you never get to actually speak with the person on the phone or are told you cannot write or receive letters in the mail. If they supposedly come from an English-speaking nation, be on the lookout for awful spelling and grammar. Services claim to offer legitimate meetups, but are either severely underpopulated or awash with scammers.