Sh'reen Morrison had been on an online dating site for only a few weeks before she realized that something was seriously wrong with the man who had been actively pursuing her by text message and email. They'd hit it off right away, and he said he lived just outside of Phoenix, which seemed relatively proximate to a woman in remote Yuma, Ariz. But meeting in person was always a problem. First, he was traveling through India with his daughter.
You may think you spend a lot on flowers or chocolate, but losing money in a romance scam would cost you even more. What do we mean by romance scams? Usually they want the money by wire transfer or gift card. They might claim they need it for a medical emergency or to come visit you. Romance scammers are hard at work wooing people on dating apps and social media.
This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story. Although reports show that Utah is one of the safest states for online daters we rank the fourth safest in the nation , there are still quite a few risks involved with using online means to meet your match, regardless of where you live. Here are some of the most common scams targeting online daters this year and a few tips on how you can avoid falling victim to one or more of them:.
Or No! The number of people becoming victims of online dating fraud is still very high. Internet is full of scammers.