Inclusion of the ODA's logo on the site indicates membership.
If this happens contact the dating provider immediately to not only protect yourself but other users too.
Password & Security - Be careful when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others can't view or record your password or personal information.
Not only will your wallet be empty, your heart may be broken along with it, and you’ll be well on your way to a number one hit on the county music charts. Fortunately, it might actually be easier to avoid these types of scams than to fall for one if you know how to stay safe.
Based on the messages we’ve seen come through, scams similar to this one seem to be targeting men over 18, but that doesn’t mean you’re off the hook if you don’t fit that demographic.
Scams are designed to trick you into disclosing information that will lead to defrauding you or stealing your identity.
Examples of email scams include: Phishing emails Phishing is a scam where criminals typically send emails to thousands of people.
You should check if the dating site you are using is a member of the Online Dating Association (ODA).
Membership means that the site has to commit to an industry code of practice that includes honest communication with users, protecting their privacy and providing a mechanism for reporting abuse.
However, there are exceptions, and you need to be aware of how to keep yourself - and your bank account and savings - protected while meeting people online.
The Risks Privacy Maintain privacy and avoid identity theft or fraud.
These emails pretend to come from banks, credit card companies, online shops and auction sites as well as other trusted organisations.