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 ,000 to a scammer from Ghana.
We have a highly specialised Fraud Prevention Team that works hard to protect you and others on the site.
However, even with our hard work, we also need your help!
Read on for what to look out for and how to stay safe! You’ve been told to be careful with online dating, but do you know why?
Ask any of our members and they’ll tell you this extra focus on safety creates an environment that’s really not like anything they’ve found anywhere else.
But it also means we get some extraordinary insights into the sorts of things that scammers, fakes and fraudsters will try to do to get money (or worse) from their intended victims.
When I heard the news about the murder of Ingrid Lyne, single mother of three children and Seattle resident, I was floored. Not that I know that monster who killed her or live in Seattle, but that I am a single mother looking for love online. The news reports states that they had been seeing each other for six to eight weeks.
A new romance gone completely and utterly, devastatingly wrong.
She met me for coffee not long after joining Stitch and showed me a 90-page dossier she had prepared for me.