Red Flag #3 If anyone wants you to give them any personal information be extremely guarded.
Never give out banking information, details of how much your stock portfolio is worth, or the value of your home.
That can involve fake social media profiles as well as those on dating sites or apps.
Some red flags to watch for include someone professing their love before meeting in person, or claiming to be from the same town but working overseas, which may be a setup to ask for money later, the force said.
RCMP also said there are safety risks with online dating because it's difficult to verify a person's identity or motivations before meeting them.Romance may be in the air on Valentine's Day, but RCMP say those looking for love online need to protect their wallets as well as their hearts.Some 748 people lost more than million to online dating scams last year, the force said as it urged anyone using apps or websites to find dates to be cautious.And NEVER give money if it is asked for – even if they seem like a genuine person.Scam artists are exceptionally good at seeming like really nice people who just happen to need a few hundred dollars for some emergency! Next week, I’ll talk about a few other things to be wary of, but the important thing to remember is that the overwhelming majority of people that you’ll encounter are there for the same reasons as you!