Life Lock has tools that can monitor your identity and alert you to any inconsistencies right away.
According to Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, some dating sites use fake profiles, called “ghosts,” to lure in potential daters.
These profiles are either managed by the company’s employees or by people they have paid to keep up the profiles.
In 2009, Australian company Jet Place admitted that it had used 1,300 fake profiles on a matchmaking service it owned.
Don't include your surname or any other identifying information such as your place of work either in your profile or when you first make contact.
But, what many dating sites don’t tell you or only include in the fine print is that most of the fees automatically renew until you cancel.
Remember to read the fine print before signing up for any subscriptions.
The vast majority of people using dating sites are sincere and honest in the information they provide and in their reasons for joining.
However, there are exceptions, and you need to be aware of how to keep yourself - and your bank account and savings - protected while meeting people online.
Because of this you are at risk of being charmed by a criminal who’s not seeking love, but looking to take over your bank accounts and credit cards.