Online Dating Safety: Spot A Dating Scammer

The classic Senegal scam email:
Hello It is my wishes to contact you after reading across your profile, My name is Miss Sandra Kuminber, I saw your profile today and was moved and become interested in you, I will like you to send me an email to my address so that i can give you my pictures for you to know whom i am and i will tell you more about me. (Remember the distance or color does not matter but love matters a lot in life) You can write me with my email address sandrakuminber99 /@/h/o/t/m/a/i/l/./c /o/ /m/ Hope to hear from you soon. Yours Sandra.
Notice the poor grammar – email inside the email – note about distance not being a problem – weird name (Miss Sandra Kuminber) 
 
ROMANCE SCAMS
Go to any free dating site and your going to see this happen – basically it can’t be stopped other than deleting the users… more community awareness can help. Frankly if your sending money to an online romance you have never met I wouldn’t feel sorry for you. I understand that your emotions could get the better of you at times at the hope of meeting someone amazing. Just look before you leap ok?
Basically these users (based mostly in Senegal) are looking for vulnerable unaware online daters to cough up money.
They will usually attempt to redirect you to a site where you have to send them money or ask for your #cc details.
For more information
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romance_scam
http://encyc.org/wiki/Romance_scam
http://www.romancescam.com
most of them originate from West Africa, countries of ex-Soviet Union, and Asia.
What Can I Do?
It’s very helpful if you report users that seem out of the ordinary or fake – if you receive an email like the one listed above report the user immediately. Usually it’s as easy as clicking the flag or report user button.
PL ANTI-SCAM POLICY
https://fckme.org (100% free online casual dating site) has recently integrated a new set privacy settings to help you combat scammers.  Help us by reporting any users and we will check them within 24 hours.

Online Dating Safety Tips

  1. never provide your personal details (your full name, email/home address or phone number) to members you have just started talking to.
  2. Be cautious
  3. trust your instincts
  4. use video and audio facilities to clear up any concerns about a person’s appearance manner and tone.