Over the years, several people have contacted Keep Safe On The Net to tell us how they have fallen victim to romance scammers.
If you join a dating group you become vulnerable to these predators, because you are looking for a relationship with someone who is kind to you, says nice things to you and claims to want to send you presents.
The scammers will eventually ask you for money – for visas, air tickets, postage, to pay for their internet, send to their children, pay ransom fees. Any excuse they can think of. NEVER send money to someone you have met online, no matter how much you think they love you.
Here is the video with stories that have been told to us over the years: