Scams on online dating sites

Our moderation team manually check photos and personal ads across the site and a built-in screening system helps identify suspicious accounts, remove them and prevent re-registration.

Using the list of scammer behaviour to watch out for, this unfortunately, 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 bank details you have given to gain access to your online banking and pocket even more money.

At Match we want to ensure that you have a safe, friendly experience on the site.

Remember that on Match you you are fully in control of your search and can choose to take things at your own pace.

The approach that members take to get to know you will always vary.

However, in all cases it is worth asking yourself, “Is this person looking for a relationship, and are they interested in the person I am”.

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.

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

Match’s dedicated Customer Care team works hard to ensure that unwanted accounts are removed from the site.