What to Do If You’ve Just Gotten Scammed in Online Dating?

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A lot of people jump into online dating without considering the important things. Among those is choosing the right approach, knowing how to put together a compelling profile and how to best protect ourselves. The right approach means the right attitude and the right actions. A good profile is vital for the right attitude to work. Knowing how to protect yourself is of utmost importance because it can either make or destroy the positive experience you can have.

Unfortunately, the world of online dating isn’t a stranger to those that want to exploit kind-hearted people. We want to remind you that safety should be your priority. That is why in today’s article, we are going to take a closer look at what to do if you realize you’ve been scammed in online dating. Let’s see what the experts on the matter have to share with us:

1. Scammed in Online Dating for Sensitive Bank Data

online datingIf this happens, the first thing you need to do is to contact your bank. Let them know exactly what happened and you receive a list of actions you can take. You can either close the account entirely, switch your PINS numbers or all passwords you have. The bank updates all new information right away, and your funds are safe in no time. It is important to reach out to the bank right away. Do not wait!

2. Falling for Identity Theft in an Online Dating Scammed

It is unfortunate, but these things happen far more than we think. Online dating scammers are cunning and can be very able in finding ways to get close to you. They use that closeness to collect personal information. It takes a twisted mind to do this to another person but luckily there are some actions you can take. The first thing to do is to freeze all your accounts, change all passwords. If you are located in the United States, then you can file a complaint with the FTC. The FTC stands for Federal Trade Commission. Nest, file a report with the police as well as the NCL(National Consumers League) @ fraud.org.

3. The Most Common Online Dating Scam – Money Scam

By money scam, we mean that someone convinced you to send them money. Perhaps once, perhaps for a longer period. This is a truly unfortunate case because it means you trusted the person. It is also tough to get your money back. Especially if you happen to be on an international online dating site. There are only two things can do in this case. To report the person to the customer care service on the site and send their information to the Internet Crime Complaint Center.