Usually there will be links or buttons on profiles to block or report individuals.
• If you are a victim of dating fraud you can call Action Fraud on 03; actionfraud.
Through subtle manipulation, the fraudster encouraged Ms Parke to pay up.
Though hesitant, she eventually made the transfers and went on to send a further £44,500 to Mr Cole for various travel costs, accommodation, and to help him with his business.
The security situation in Guinea can be volatile due to political and social tensions.
In July, the average payout was as high as £10,882.
With one in four British adults using a dating website at some point in their life, according to Which?
• Never reply to communications from someone who you meet on a dating site/chat room or social networking website that then wants continue the communication by email.
• If you think a profile is fake, check the website for details on reporting it.