I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t give them your bank details either.
If you wouldn’t do either of those things in the real world, then you’re going to find it easy to stay safe online, just as long as you understand how “common sense” rules from the real world translate to the world of online dating.
Not only does one report after another highlight how many people are being duped by scammers every year, but we’ve had many members of Stitch tell us their stories about how they’ve lost money themselves.
My favourite story is that of Maria*, one of our members lost close to $10,000 to a scammer from Ghana.
You see, after being stung, she was so upset that she went back to night school and trained as a private investigator. You guessed it: cyber-security, with a focus on fighting scammers.