New dating scammer list
They might say a family member is ill and they need funds for urgent medical treatment.
According to recent figures, these requests for cash appear to be working.
Email scam is an unsolicited email that claims the prospect of a bargain or something for nothing.
"Love," "thanks," "god bless" — who could reject a request from such a polite stranger? And there you have it: the telltale sign that Sandra is a scammer.
With one in four British adults using a dating website at some point in their life, according to Which?
, users are being warned to be vigilant while online, particularly as the fraudster's tactics are becoming more elaborate.
There were 651 dating scams reported in the three months to August this year, with the average victim paying out £9,589.
In July, the average payout was as high as £10,882.
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Many individuals have lost their life savings due to this type of fraud.