Fake internet dating profiles

Online dating fraud has cost victims £27 million collectively over the last year, according to police figures..

Use our advice to spot fake online dating profiles and to protect yourself when using dating sites and apps.

More than half of online dating app and website users believe they’ve seen a fake profile with two in five having been approached by someone asking for money. survey of 1,000 users of online dating services also found that one in seven admitted to sending money to someone who had asked for it.

If you suspect someone of being a spammer or scammer, make sure that you report them immediately to the website’s support team. There are all kinds of reasons that a real person may not answer your messages and many of them have nothing to do with you personally.

Maybe they got really busy, left town on vacation, or decided that online dating is just not their thing.

NOVEMBER 30--A Florida woman is jailed on a felony charge after she placed a fake online dating ad in the name of another woman who purportedly sought men to come to her house and rape her as part of a “role play” activity, police report.

Frances Lee Tapscott, 39, was arrested Saturday afternoon for aggravated stalking, according to a criminal complaint.