If you have built up trust and feelings for your online companion, it can be especially difficult to not send them money during their time of need, but if you have not met that person it is better to just say no and move on.Another measure could include an article of warning on each dating site that is required to read before making a profile followed by a comprehension quiz.I found this out the HARD way when I was recently taken by a scammer out of Nigeria and when I reported it to True's customer service agents I got a literal run-around as to whether or not they REALLY WOULD file a criminal investigation on the guy(whose profile they had emailed me as supposedly a "good match.") After talking to three different folks in their customer fraud dept.it was clear they expected ME to notify the police, file the report, send it to them and then MAYBE they would do something about it!With this new way of dating and communication come a lot of risks and responsibilities for those using the sites.Online dating may seem like a great way to meet a plethora of available singles from across the world, but it also comes with the problem that many of the people online are not really who they say they are.
They would have to spend more time, money, and possibly hire more workers to more closely regulate their sites and delete profiles. A passing grade on the comprehensive quiz would be beneficial and better ensure that the person making the profile is reminded that scammers are always around and to take the necessary precautionary measures included in the warning article they had to read.Another course of action could be for people that run dating sites to more closely monitor the members of the site.The best course of action is to first educate all people especially online daters of the warning signs to look out for when talking to someone online.Foxworth gives tips to recognize an online scam artist, these include: being wary of people that are instantly falling for you, watching out for people that send glamourous pictures that look like they belong in a magazine, be suspicious of people that make plans to meet, but something else always comes up, and cautious when people ask for money (Foxworth.) This suggestion seems like the most obvious tell-tale sign of a scammer because when an emergency or anything else happens, most people have family members near them that they could easily ask for money.