from people concerned they've been scammed by a single looking for love, and the U. Postal Service has created a video about the same topic on its Fake website.
So how do you avoid falling prey to an internet dating scam in the first place?
Don’t send money to tide someone over after a mugging or robbery, and don’t do anyone a favor by making an online purchase or forwarding a package to another country.
Could the person emailing you be merely copying and pasting responses from a pre-determined outline or script, or do their emails really seem to "get" you and offer some sort of individualized attention?
Take heed of the following red flags and you'll be much more aware, prepared and ready should someone try and take advantage of you.
Have you ever exchanged emails with someone you met through an internet dating site, just to wonder if its the same person who is replying to your messages each time?
But if more than one of the following email discrepancies pop up during the course of your communications, it may be an internet dating scam.
It can be very heady to have an ongoing email chat with someone who is focused entirely on you.