How to spot a scammer – Match UK

At Match wij want to ensure that you have a safe, friendly practice on the webpagina. Reminisce that on Match you you are fully ter control of your search and can choose to take things at your own tempo.The treatment that members take to get to know you will always vary. However, te all cases it is worth asking yourself, “Is this person looking for a relationship, and are they interested ter the person I am”. The sort of photos they use spil well spil the language of the private ad can help you determine whether the member is genuinely looking for a fucking partner or not.

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

What is a scammer

A scammer is anyone using match.com disingenuously to trick or scam other members, normally by asking for money.

How to safeguard against scammers

Match’s dedicated Customer Care team works hard to ensure that unwanted accounts are liquidated from the webpagina. Our moderation team by hand check photos and individual ads across the webpagina and a built-in screening system helps identify suspicious accounts, eliminate them and prevent re-registration.

While wij are certain that our measures ensure a high level of security, wij urge members to maintain vigilance while dating online and report any suspicious profiles to safeguard other members.

Behaviour to witness out for

Wij encourage all members to report any behaviour they deem inappropriate. Behaviour wij urge all members to report include:

  • Asking for money or banking information
  • Suggesting paid services
  • Claiming to be stationed abroad or frequently traveling
  • Refusing to meet te person or speak on the phone
  • Pushing a serious relationship before meeting
  • Forcefully asking for private information
  • Sending you linksaf to other websites
  • Repeating themselves frequently and appearing disconnected ter communication
  • Avoiding answering questions about themselves

Language and character traits of scammers

  • Using a combination of words like “honesty”, “trustworthy”, “loving” and “caring”.
  • Being overly romantic e.g “walking down the beach holding hands” or “sleeping under the stars”.
  • Describing themselves spil a “simple person”
  • Including phrases such spil:
  • “I will love to get to know you better”
  • “This is my last day on the website”
  • “Write mij your email address”
  • “You have a beautiful smile”
  • Commencing sentences with “Am” instead of “I am”
  • References to “true love”
  • Job based overseas, e.g. Pilot, Soldier, Universal military personnel.
  • Sob story – the scammer has a major setback ter life, e.g. kids / playmate died.
  • Overcome with love and affection despite never meeting you.
  • Quick to take communication away from the webstek, pushing to exchange email addresses.
  • Asks many questions about you, while exposing only very caudillo information about themselves.
  • Requests for money, for reasons including:

– Stuck overseas and need funds for travel huis

– Arranged to visit you but incapable to afford travel costs

– Lots of money stuck te a handelsbank account which they’re incapable to get to until they reach UK / huis.

– Medical issues, unexpected need for treatment

How to report a suspected scammer

Click “Report this profile” where you see suspicious behaviour. Places to report a user can be found:

  • By clicking the three dots on the member’s profile
  • By clicking the three dots on a message sent by the member
  • By clicking the three dots on the top right forearm corner of a profile on the match.com app

Scripts of scammer behaviour

I’ve met someone online and say they need travel expenses to visit mij, is this a scam?

Using the list of scammer behaviour to witness out for, this unluckily, sounds like suspicious scammer behaviour. You should never send money to someone to meet online, whatever the premise. Scammers will often pocket the money or use the handelsbank details you have given to build up access to your online banking and pocket even more money. Scammers may go spil far spil sending fake documentation to corroborate their claims such spil: photocopied plane tickets, visa requirements and passport information . Do not trust anyone behaving this way and report the member to match.com to safeguard further members.

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

Unluckily, scammers will often use eminente causes such spil charities to get you to transfer money. There are many reputable charity websites which are fully safe to transfer money to, however charities do not solicit donations through dating websites and so if you do not know the person well and they are asking for money, chances are they are working on a scam. Stay clear and report the member to match.com

Someone I have bot messaging online has told be of a lucrative business idea, is this a scam?

Never send money to people who propose business ventures or suggest sending money to help get you rich, especially if the suggest requires urgent act for a limited time only. The screenplays vary te details from inheritance money that needs to released, to gold mining ter Africa, however the story is always the same. No matter how earnest or tempting the opoffering, never send money or financial information to anyone claiming to have a business idea you can contant te on. Thesis stories are cleverly formulated to make the scammer rich. Don’t trust them and report the member for inappropriate behaviour.

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

Never send money to other members, however desperate the situation may seem. You could risk your details being used for identity theft or money laundering which is a criminal offence.

Further Advice

Trust your instincts and ask yourself “is this person looking for a relationship, and are they interested ter the person I am?”. The way they communicate and the sort of photos and information they use on their profile should help decipher if their rente is genuine.

Relationships and trust naturally toebijten overheen time, beware of anyone rushed declarations of affection.

Use match.com messenger for all initial voeling and never disclose individual voeling information without feeling entirely comfy to.

Requests for money or financial assistance are not acceptable. You should never send money to anyone you meet online, just spil you would never give money to someone you recently met ter a pub or cafe.

For more information and advice on staying safe online, read our safety article.

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