Fake dating sites
Tinder was revealed to be the dating app where most people thought they had encountered a fake profile, closely followed by Plenty of Fish and
But only three in ten said they reported fake profiles when they saw one. director of campaigns Alex Neill said: ‘It’s important for people to be vigilant when using dating sites or apps and ensure they are not revealing personal data that then could be used by scammers.
After a few weeks of regularly speaking through online messaging, email and a couple of telephone calls, they arranged to meet.
A matter of hours before the couple were due to meet face to face for the first time, Steven messaged Deborah to say he was out of the country and in desperate need of cash to fulfil a business contract.
In his suicide note, he claimed he and his wife were VIP members of a dating website with verified personal profiles made by website, according to early report.
Some clients put the dots together, thinking it's a scam when they received calls from their disappearing dates defending their matchmakers after complaints are made. Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form.
Despite making several attempts to stop the payment, it went through.
Deborah’s bank said it had no reason to stop the payment – she had authorised it.
Despite her misgivings, Deborah succumbed to the pleas of a man with whom she believed she shared a mutual affection and transferred the funds to Steven.
Shortly after making the transfer, Deborah confided her concerns in a friend who warned her this could be a scam.