The scenarios vary in details from inheritance money that needs to released, to gold mining in Africa, however the story is always the same.No matter how earnest or tempting the offer, never send money or financial information to anyone claiming to have a business idea you can cash in on.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.

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.

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.

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?

But don't start tapping away at that touchscreen just yet.

Don't you know there are rules to this sort of thing?

These stories are cleverly formulated to make the scammer rich.

Don’t trust them and report the member for inappropriate behaviour.

For more information and advice on staying safe online, read our safety article.