No one wants to think they could be taken advantage by an internet dating scam, and yet hundreds of thousands of people are every single year. In fact, the US Embassy to Russia receives reports every single day from people concerned they've been scammed by a Russian single looking for love, and the U.S. Postal Service has created a video about the same topic on its FakeChecks.org website.
So how do you avoid falling prey to an internet dating scam in the first place? Take heed of the following red flags and you'll be much more aware, prepared and ready should someone try and take advantage of you.