But online dates have the advantage of hiding behind a computer, making them seem a whole lot “dreamier” than they really are.
An unpleasant surprise can often feel like — or be — a scam. If something sounds wrong — like a lawyer who says he’s 35 years old but has 25 years of professional experience — start asking questions.
Until you get to know your date better, conceal your personal information, agree to meet only in public and always let a friend know where you will be.
Just like face-to-face dating, singles online try to put their best foot forward.
However, before we begin, you may want to spend a moment looking at this week’s most popular articles from our other sites: Is Identity Theft Really Like the Commercials Show It?
Identity theft is no laughing matter — prevention involves knowing what measures to take and putting those measures into action.
Although some of these scams are certainly predictable, others are less so (especially the third and fourth scams).
Naturally, we offer tips to help you protect yourself from these online dating scams.