There are many reputable charity websites which are completely safe to transfer money to, however charities do not solicit donations through dating websites and so if you do not know the person well and they are asking for money, chances are they are working on a scam.
Never send money to other members; however desperate the situation may seem.
You could risk your details being used for identity theft or money laundering which is a criminal offence.
While we are confident that our measures ensure a high level of security, we urge members to maintain vigilance while dating online and report any suspicious profiles to safeguard other members.
We encourage all members to report any behaviour they deem inappropriate.
Alternatively they may prey on your sympathies, telling you a family member or someone else they are responsible for is ill and they need money for medical treatment.
Once you send them money, the fraudsters will keep coming back and invent new reasons to send them more.
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.
You should never send money to someone to meet online, whatever the premise.
Scammers will often pocket the money or use the bank details you have given to gain access to your online banking and pocket even more money.
To make your dating experience as safe as possible, we’ve laid down simple and easy-to-follow advice on how to spot people who might not be as trustworthy as you think.