Never send money to someone you've met through an online dating service.A quick internet search of online dating scams will turn up thousands of stories ranging from the loss of a few hundred dollars to the endangerment of lives.Winks, kisses, nudges, emails and instant messages are the first and perhaps most fun communication you'll have with online dating buddies.
For example, if an online dating acquaintance shares all the gory details of past relationships you are not obliged to do the same.
A search will also show the multitude of ways in which scammers extract money from innocent, unsuspecting online dating users.
Scammers claim to have sick grandmothers, need money to pay household bills, say they're stranded in a foreign country, need to pay for visas or travel expenses to visit you…the list goes on an on.
Do not send money, bank or credit card details and report anyone who requests them to the online dating service provider.
Reputable online dating services will have a way for members to report inappropriate, offensive or suspicious behavior.