Most common online dating scams
However, this year, Iovation found most of the online dating fraud originated in the United States.The top five countries for online dating scam origination were the U. with 18 percent, Ghana with 11 percent, and Nigeria with 10 percent, France with 8 percent, and Vietnam with 7 percent.
The most common target of online dating scams are women over 40, who are divorced, widowed, or disabled, according to the FBI.
Also, be wary of users that ask for personal information very quickly.
In addition, it's best to keep communication through the online dating site.
The good news is that dating sites are becoming more sophisticated at catching fraud.
"Our clients are pouring a lot of effort into education [of online dating customers] and looking for fraud patterns," Iovation's O'Hearn said.