First time dating advice

A member needs money to help a family member, is this a scam?

Never send money to other members; however desperate the situation may seem.

Scammers will often pocket the money or use the bank details you have given to gain access to your online banking and pocket even more money.

Scammers may go as far as sending fake documentation to corroborate their claims such as: photocopied plane tickets, visa requirements and passport information .

Do not trust anyone behaving this way and report the member to to safeguard further members.

I’ve been asked to support a charity from a member I don’t know very well, is this a scam?

These stories are cleverly formulated to make the scammer rich.

Don’t trust them and report the member for inappropriate behaviour.

The sort of photos they use as well as the language of the personal ad can help you decide whether the member is genuinely looking for a partner or not.

To make your dating experience as safe as possible, we’ve laid down simple and easy-to-follow advice on how to spot people who might not be as trustworthy as you think.

After all, the end game here is really finding someone to marry and spend the rest of your life with (which is probably why you feel so nervous in the first place… Thankfully, there are a few ways to avoid the pitfalls of an awkward first date.

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