We encourage all members to report any behaviour they deem inappropriate.Behaviour we urge all members to report include: I’ve met someone online and say they need travel expenses to visit me, is this a scam?

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They will be thoughtful, caring and ‘looking for a soul mate’. Once they’ve taken all they can, your new love will disappear and your money will be gone.

Once the relationship is established, they will seek financial assistance. For example, scams where the victim is blackmailed using compromising photos or videos like in the ‘Ashley Madison’ case. No one wants to think that they could be taken advantage of by an internet dating scam and yet hundreds of people are every single year.

Using the list of scammer behaviour to watch out for, this unfortunately, sounds like suspicious scammer behaviour.

You should never send money to someone to meet online, whatever the premise.

Our moderation team manually check photos and personal ads across the site and a built-in screening system helps identify suspicious accounts, remove them and prevent re-registration.

While we are confident that our measures ensure a high level of security, we urge members to maintain vigilance while dating online and report any suspicious profiles to safeguard other members.A member needs money to help a family member, is this a scam?Never send money to other members; however desperate the situation may seem.Do not trust anyone behaving this way and report the member to to safeguard further members.I’ve been asked to support a charity from a member I don’t know very well, is this a scam?Scammers may pose using fake pictures and claiming to be from New Zealand or working overseas.