Unpacking the telltale signs of dating site scammers

Many who are looking for romance are now using online dating platforms. But, you need to be careful. The Hawks says many users are being scammed out of millions of rand. eNCA decided to put this to the test. Courtesy #DStv403

CAPE TOWN - Many who are looking for romance are now using online dating platforms. But, you need to be careful.

The Hawks say many users are being scammed out of millions.

Facebook may have deleted more than 5 billion fake accounts from its platform this year but it's still easy to create one on Facebook or dating sites.

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eNCA reporter Monique Mortlock pretended to be Delores Adams.

It was all too easy creating profiles on dating sites and Facebook using a stock image and fake information.

Messages from strangers came streaming in.

Victims of online scamming say fraudsters use scripts to catfish.

Catfishing is when someone lures an unsuspecting victim into a relationship by using a fake persona.

Like saying they work on an oil rig, as one man told Delores.

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eNCA