Dating and romance scams
Dating and romance scams are common and can be traumatic for the victim.
Scammers attempt to quickly develop an online relationship with you and then ask for money, gifts or valuable personal information. These scams often take place on online dating sites, however scammers can also use social media platforms or email to make contact.
Scammers usually create fake profiles online or take the identities of real people, such as military personnel or professionals working overseas.
Online dating 101
To help you have a safe experience and avoid falling victim to online scammers and predators, follow the checks in our online dating 101.
Learn more about safely socialising online.
Head to our Get Help page for steps you can take quickly to protect yourself from further harm, report the scam, or seek assistance if you’ve been the victim of identity theft.