At Match we want to ensure that you have a safe, friendly experience on the site.Remember that on Match you you are fully in control of your search and can choose to take things at your own pace.
Whether are you communicating with someone who claims to be someone they're not, or are faced with a criminal who has intentions of scamming you out of your life savings--or worse, intends to physically harm you--you have to be careful.
One of the most common techniques is to build up trust with the person by messaging for weeks or even months before suddenly having an emergency - the fake person being mugged but their daughter needing urgent surgery, for example - and asking for money.
But then they suddenly need money for rent too, then food, then medical fees, and it can quickly escalate.
For starters, watch out for people who want to “hang out and have fun.” The reason?
People who want to “hang out” aren’t much interested in courting, and those who want to “have fun” may just be subtly telling you that they’re not ready for something serious.