As online dating popularity continues to soar, unfortunately the number of people falling for online dating scams is growing at an alarming number, too. According to the latest stats from Action Fraud, online dating fraud in the UK cost victims a heart-breaking Â£27 million in 2015.
The average loss stands at an eye-watering Â£10,000 per victim, with 50 – 59 year olds most likely to become victims of online dating fraud.
The easiest way to avoid falling for online dating scams is to wise up. With scams becoming more and more sophisticated, you can also help yourself by choosing an online dating site that puts your safety first. That will usually mean that you have to pay the site a membership fee, but a large proportion of your fee will go towards employing software and moderation teams to eliminate scammers before you come into contact with them.
For HuffingtonPost.com, I listed 10 of the things to look out for when conversing with someone on an online dating site.
Read the full post over on HuffingtonPost.com: 10 Ways To Tell If Your Online Dating Love Interest Is Really A Romance Scammer