Online dating is a popular way to meet new people. But fraudsters use fake profiles to try to steal money. If you connect with someone on a dating site, app or chat room, make sure they're genuine. The last thing you want to do is fall for a scam and not in love. This video can help you avoid this kind of scam.

A common scam is for someone to pretend to like you then ask for money. Only a fraudster would usually do this. If somebody asks you for your banking details, it's a scam. Fake dating profiles are after only one thing - your money. They can use stories of bad luck or illness to play with your emotions. And may arrange to meet, but a problem will always get in the way. Their life is full of problems that only money can fix. Your money. Your money should never be a part of any dating chat.

Most dating sites, apps and chat rooms offer advice that can help you spot fake profiles and scams. If you meet someone online and you're not sure what to do, talk to your family and friends. They may be able to help you decide if they're genuine or not. And lastly, don't be afraid to end an online relationship. Keep your heart and your money safe.



Read time:

11 mins

Chapter 1

Romance Scams

Read time:

5 mins

Chapter 2

Support Resources

Read time:

1 min

Below are further external resources with issues relating to Fraud.



Lloyds Bank does not control the content of third party websites linked to on this page.

Chapter 3

Accessible Video

Read time:

5 mins