Keep your family safe
It's important to keep you and your family safe from scams. If you know what to look out for then you can protect yourself and your loved ones from fraud.
You can meet new people on dating sites, apps and chat rooms. But look out for fake profiles that may try to scam you.
What you can do:
- Don’t send money to strangers - Be very careful if someone you just meet online asks you to send them money. They could lie about family problems or want money for flights so they can meet you. But it’s usually a scam.
- Take the site’s advice - Look out for advice on dating sites, apps and chat rooms that can help you spot fake profiles and scams.
- Don’t share your banking details - If you meet someone new online, don’t give them your banking details.
- Don’t help to move money - Criminals try to fool people into helping them move illegal money. This is called ‘money muling’. Don’t agree to move money into your account then on to a stranger’s account. You could be prosecuted if you do this.