In your profile, don’t include your last name, email address, home address, phone number, place of work or any other identifying information. A fraudster will usually make the first move, and this will often come out of the blue.
Sometimes they will create a bogus, dreamy profile that sounds like the ideal mate you’ve described in your own dating profile.
Be alert for anybody you’re talking to who disappears from the site and you suspect may later have reappeared under a different name.
Different websites have different policies for reporting profiles, although not all of them vet profiles or moderate content.
Likewise, evaluating a dating site before using it is essential, and it will bring you that much closer to finding a good match.