Has anyone ever been in contact with someone on a dating website who turned out to be a scammer and asked you for money?
I am researcher from the University of South Wales and I’m part of a research team which is conducting a study into online dating scams.
We’ve found that thousands of innocent people have been taken in by these conmen but very few actually report this crime. Our project aims to use the experiences you have had to help protect people who legitimately want to find love online. So, we would like to know more about you and these dating scams so we can raise awareness about it.
If you have been in contact with someone who turned out to be a scammer we would be very interested in finding out about you and your experiences.
We’d really like to know things like – at what point you realised that the person was a scammer? Whether or not you were asked for money? Or whether you’ve ever given money to anyone you’ve met online?
If you would like to take part, please complete the survey which is available at:
If you need any more information about the project, contact details for the researchers, can be found on the first page of the survey.