Dating website photo scam

Successful scammers are good at grooming you; they ask lots of questions about what you want in your life.

They will be thoughtful, caring and ‘looking for a soul mate’. Once they’ve taken all they can, your new love will disappear and your money will be gone.

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You get to know the person, perhaps over weeks or months. All of a sudden they request a short-term loan for some personal crisis. These images can be used later on to blackmail you.

This can also occur with naked photos that you send by mobile phone to others (‘sexting’).

Scammers or fraudsters may be on dating sites and social networks setting up fake profiles.

Scammers may pose using fake pictures and claiming to be from New Zealand or working overseas.

The approach that members take to get to know you will always vary.

However, in all cases it is worth asking yourself, “Is this person looking for a relationship, and are they interested in the person I am”.

This thread has been created to highlight and explain some of those characteristics.

Note that this thread contains a more "in-depth" look at scammers.

A new ‘safe harbour’ complaints process has been set up for online hosts to follow under the Harmful Digital Communications Act.

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