We strongly recommend, however, that if you think you’ve been victimized by a dating scam or any other online scam, file a complaint with our Internet Crime Complaint Center (
Dating and romance scams often take place through online dating websites, but scammers may also use social media or email to make contact.
Recognizing an Online Dating Scam Artist Your online “date” may only be interested in your money if he or she: Do not send money through any wire transfer service to someone you met online.
The chances of recovering your money are very slim.
Usually they say to keep some money for your trouble.
Needless to say, those Money Orders or checks are no good, and not even worth the paper they're printed on.