Internet Safety - Dating by design

Curiosity is not necessarily a “red flag.”

Asking questions to get to know you is common and, of course, you can choose which questions not to answer (which questions you should NEVER answer will be discussed later in the tutorials).

BUT asking for money is a BIG “red flag!”

Be suspicious of anyone who asks you for financial assistance, no matter how dire their circumstances seem to be. If you encounter one of these storylines when you’re talking to a new love interest on the internet, there’s a good chance they’re scamming you.

    • “I need money to support a sick relative.”

    • “I need a short-term loan for airfare to visit you.”

    • “I need some startup money for a business venture.”

    • “I need funds to finalize a loved one’s funeral.”

    • “I’m a US service member overseas, and I need some money.”

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Nearly 73,000 Americans lost more than $1 billion to romance scams in 2022. So how did they attract their victims? Of the 3 options below, tap what might attract you when selecting a date online: