Dating scams on skype
If you right click on their picture on Chrome it should come up with the option to search Google for this image, or copy the photo and paste it into Google Images to see whether the picture is being used elsewhere online.If they give you a number with a foreign area code or have an unusual accent for where they’ve told you they’re from, it’s likely you’re being catfished.
The catfishing from the original documentary started on Facebook, but you can also be catfished on dating apps like Tinder, in chatrooms or even through fake video chats on Skype.
If you think you might have shared your bank or credit card details with a scammer then let your bank or credit card company know as soon as possible.
They might be able to block your card or hold any unusual transactions before the scammer can access your money.
We’ve got some signs and tips that should show you how to avoid online dating scams.
‘Catfish’ is a 2010 documentary and spinoff MTV series that follows people who build online relationships with people they’ve never met in real life.A failed relationship could give you a broken heart, but it shouldn't leave you out of pocket.