Online dating websites scams online
These are fake background checking websites created by cyber criminals.
They only want to collect your personal identification and credit card details so they can steal your personal contact details and commit further fraud.
The websites you are directed to may be official looking and some even contain stolen logos from government authorities and official brokers.
In other cases, they are poorly put together (note the terrible use of grammar!
Five scams on the rise in 2014 Protect yourself against dating fraud • Trust your instincts.
If you think something feels wrong, it probably is.
Ms Parke realised her mistake when Mr Cole failed to arrive at Birmingham airport where they had agreed to meet so that he could go to the bank with her and return her money.
From April 2013 to March 2014, there were 2,037 cases of dating scams reported to Action Fraud, with the 651 scams over the summer marking an acceleration.
The online dating websites say there is little they can do to restrict this type of fraud.
They might say a family member is ill and they need funds for urgent medical treatment.
According to recent figures, these requests for cash appear to be working.