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Online Dating Scam Investigations

Our online dating scam investigations are designed to verify if the person you are talking to online is an internet dating scammer before it's too late!

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Why hire a licensed Private Investigator?

It is important to hire a professional, licensed Private Investigator when dating someone online that is not local. Most online scammers are experts at making their prey fall for them before they start asking for money, offering investment opportunities, and so on. Hiring a professional can save you money, heart ache, emotional distress, and from the extreme threat of identity theft. It is also important to hire a Private Investigator that has experience in identifying online scammers. The fact is, many Private Investigators have never worked online dating scam investigations.

Why hire Discreet Services?

We have over 15 years of experience investigating and identifying online dating scammers worldwide. We have extensive resources and data bases in the US and International, to include Colombia, Ukraine, Sweden, Switzerland, Ghana, Nigeria and many other countries.

  • We have a large collection of data of scammers we have already discovered to compare data with.
  • Boots on the ground all over Africa in the most common countries for dating scammers.
  • Fast and efficient process with low rates. CONTACT US NOW!

Investigating your Online Dating Partner

As online dating becomes more and more common, it is important to take some precautions. You can’t see the person behind the profile they’ve posted on a dating website, and in some cases, the person who created that profile you’re interested in could be fake or exaggerated to make the person more “attractive” to others. If you want to meet someone you met online but don’t know if what they’ve told you about themselves is true, you might want to consider hiring a private investigator for an online dating scam investigation. Online dating scams are becoming frequent. These scammers can hurt you emotionally and financially. According to statistics, online dating scams have become a multi billion dollar industry for these scammers. Investigators with Discreet Services use various methods including web technology to track IP addresses, location of the Subject and other methods to get answers in a timely manner. Our team of Private Investigators have extensive experience in spotting online dating scammers and providing evidence to our Client’s. This will include US identity confirmation, a review of writing styles in emails from the Subject’s, picture image searches, reverse email search, and a basic review all information provided from the Client. You will be provided a report with either proof you are communicating with a scammer, or an expert opinion of the situation. We offer online dating scam investigations in hopes that people will be motivated to protect themselves from the BILLION DOLLAR ONLINE DATING SCAM INDUSTRY. If you are interested in this service, send us a summary of the situation, a few photos of the Subject, links to the Subject’s online profiles and any other information and we will do the rest. Fill out a FREE CONSULTATION.


When you should consider an investigation?

The short answer to this question, before it is too late! Hire a private investigator with Discreet Services to conduct a detailed investigation into whether or not you are possibly a victim of an online scam dating situation. While dating online, there are some questions you should ask yourself. For example, has the person you’ve been talking to asked you for any personal information such as your full name, street address, local town or neighborhood, personal phone number or other revealing information? Have they ever asked for money? Have they discussed engaging in business with you? Any one of these things on their own might not raise suspicion, but if the person is asking for these things like they are going through a checklist, it could be something to worry about. These are some signs you could become a victim of an online dating scam.

The most common scenarios with dating scams are groups operating out of countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and some others. These individuals make claim to be American Military war hero’s, businessman from many places in the world, and other personas that may seem interesting. These types of personas appeal to the woman population whereas the men we have as Client’s typically think they are talking with woman who are beautiful, stuck in a bad situation looking for help to get out.

Sometimes someone might not be trying to scam you but rather lying about certain details about themselves. If the person you are talking to seems “too good to be true,” there is a chance that it just might be. If you have concerns about this, it can be hard to find out the truth on your own. There are times where the person on the other side is not trying to scam our Client out of money, they are just lying about who they say they are. They may just be a lonely individual who doesn’t have the self-confidence to go out an meet someone. They would rather build a profile stating they are 6′ 4″, 225 lbs, ex-college football player who is now a Dr. After a thorough investigation, we discover he is none of those things and lives at home with his parents at 35 years old. This may seem rather harmless, but not to our Client who spent 6 months of their life building a relationship with this person.

If you feel you might be in an online relationship that is starting to look like a scam or you feel you are being lied to, contact us right away before it is too late.

Who Might Need an Online Dating Investigations?

  • Men and woman using online dating services.
  • Individuals dating online with someone outside their State.
  • People who are asked to provide money.
  • People who have given money to someone they have met online, but not in person.
  • Match making services.
  • Other Private Investigators.

Top 5 Things to Look for When Online Dating


Catfishing is when someone creates a fake persona to deceive others online. To protect yourself, be cautious of individuals who:

  • Refuse to video chat or meet in person.
  • Have limited or no social media presence.
  • Share inconsistent or fabricated stories about themselves.
  • Are overly eager or pushy in their interactions.

Financial Scams

Online dating scammers may aim to exploit your emotions and trust to extort money from you. To avoid falling victim to financial scams, be wary of anyone who:

  • Quickly claims to be in a financial crisis.
  • Requests money or personal financial information.
  • Promises a lavish lifestyle but always has excuses for not meeting in person.
  • Phishing and Identity Theft:
  • Scammers may use fake profiles to gather personal information.

Protect yourself by

Avoiding sharing sensitive personal details early on. Being cautious with links or attachments in messages. Using strong, unique passwords for your online dating accounts.

Love Bombing

Some scammers use love bombing to manipulate your emotions. Watch out for individuals who:

  • Overwhelm you with affection and declarations of love too soon.
  • Push for exclusive commitment within a very short time.
  • Show erratic behavior and mood swings.
  • Inconsistent Stories:
  • Scammers often have holes in their narratives.

Stay vigilant when

  • Their stories about their background, family, or work don't add up.
  • They avoid discussing personal topics or change the subject when probed.
  • They provide vague or evasive answers to your questions.
  • Tips for Staying Safe:

Protect Your Personal Information

  • Avoid sharing your home address, phone number, or financial details.
  • Use a separate email address for online dating to protect your primary one.

Trust Your Instincts:

  • If something feels off or too good to be true, contact us for a free consultation.

Meet in Public Places

  • Always meet your date in a public location for the first time.
  • Inform a friend or family member about your plans and location.

Conduct Online Research

  • Google your date's name and review their social media profiles.
  • Reverse image search their photos to check for authenticity.

Use Reputable Dating Platforms:

Stick to reputable online dating sites with robust safety measures.

Hire a Private Investigator in your area

If you are looking for a Private Investigator who is located in your area, don't hesitate to contact Discreet Services to review your private investigation case. Our team of investigators are deployed all over the world.

We understand what it takes to get the information you seek and we have the knowledge and resources to get the job done. Feel free to contact us now at (1) 480-304-9210 or by filling out a FREE CONSULTATION on our website.

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Online Dating Scam Investigations Objectives

  • Checkbox Bank account transactions
  • Checkbox Cell phone call logs
  • Checkbox Confirm the persons identity
  • Checkbox Credit history
  • Checkbox Criminal Record search
  • Checkbox Current Address verification
  • Checkbox Does your Subject have kids? If so, how many?
  • Checkbox Is your girlfriend working as an escort?
  • Checkbox Marriage verification searches
  • Checkbox Surveillance to document the Subject’s activities
  • Checkbox Verify Work/Job History

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