Internet dating arrest
You must report the scammer to the dating site owner and administrator.
A reputable dating service will remove a scammer’s profile so they are not able to victimize anyone else on the site.
The majority of dating sites don’t run background checks on their users, so this is where the professionals come in.
With her company, Aste, Nashawaty employs a team of private investigators who work to make online dating safer.
“If that means they were in a small news story from 2002 about building a movie theatre in their parents’ home, you get that too.” still want to date the person and thus already know everything about them.
Still, people like the reassurance of knowing they’re not meeting someone dangerous.
Similarly, last November the Metropolitan Police reported that they'd seen a 2000 per cent rise in the number of crimes involving Tinder and Grindr since 2012.
“We instantly connected, texted incessantly, and became Snapchat friends,” she said.There is no point trying to “catch” the scammer by yourself because they are probably located in some other part of the world and you alone will have no access to them.Instead, take the matter to the relevant authorities.“We had plans for Monday and it couldn’t come soon enough.” But just before they were due to meet in person, Nashawaty decided to give him a quick search online, as the majority of us do when it comes to online dating.And that was when she saw it: “This uber cute guy I had a date with IN TWO DAYS had robbed a bank less than a year ago.” But she’s not the only one who’s had close shaves - a few months ago a friend was set to go out with a Tinder date when she googled him and found out he’d nearly gone to prison for glassing someone in a club two years earlier.