Users of online dating sites should beware of ‘catfishing’, a term used for someone lured into a relationship by a fake online profile. Many sites have fake online profiles to build member databases which is one form of a fake profile. The online dating profile in which a user has to look out for is someone creating a fake profile to scam another user for money, sex, or to use them.
People using online dating sites should practice anti-fraud strategies, be careful about sharing personal information, have in-person meetings in public places, and tell a friend or family member about any dates.
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