Meeting someone online used to be the most celebrated advance in human technology until criminals joined the game and spoiled the fun.
Getting access to dating apps and services is typically a few taps away on the mobile phone and many fake accounts exist on these platforms that prey on those that seek a partner.
A story was shared by a woman who encountered one of these scammers:
Chatted with a guy named lufeng on dating app. moved to telegram and spoke in chinese. he sold story as coming from china, beijing, here to work for uncle, saying he is a reliable man, looking for someone. on the first day asked for me to go into cryptocurrency, saying definitely would earn money, and sent me a link to log in account. I have little knowledge on cryptocurrency, and he said he would show me the ropes.
I then read UP ON A FEW SIMILAR SCAM SCENARIOS here on the webpage and did not proceed further. Hopefully others would make an informed choice. do be careful.
How to avoid scammers on dating apps
If the person you are talking to is steering the topic to investment and especially cryptocurrency you can go ahead and block the person.
Although it is not always the case but 90% of the time they are scammers.