Online Dating Scams

Published on April 21, 2022

Have you been recently targeted by an online dating scam? Has somebody been telling you they love you and asked you to send them money? Have you developed a total chatting relationship with somebody through online, without ever meeting them, but are convinced that you are in love with them? Has this new person been asking you to invest in Bitcoin or other stock options and to trust them? Are you in a place of overwhelm through the last two years of the pandemic? Have you felt isolated and lonely? Have you felt like you have lost your way?

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The pandemic has revealed a lot of people struggling with mental health issues and has resulted in isolation and loneliness and in inability to socialize in normal and healthy meaningful ways. As such, people who are vulnerable to loneliness, depression, anxiety, have struggled even more in this pandemic and are a very vulnerable population to scams and other con-artists.


These con-artists and scammers use very sophisticated mental health and psychological tactics to seduce their targeted victims. One of the things that makes people susceptible or vulnerable is when they think they are too smart and think that they cannot ever be targeted. Most of the people who have fallen victims to the banking or dating scams are actually very educated, wealthy individuals. Their problem is their lack of self-awareness at their own vulnerabilities and susceptibility to loneliness, isolation, longing for human companionship or their willingness to help another human being. These things in combination with somebody who is willing to play a long game and play on people's fears of loneliness and desire for connection, can be maniplulated.


All in the Family Counselling Centre helps people to deal with this by helping them learn about healthy boundaries, how to process their feelings and how to have better ways to actually recognize who is a good person and who is a bad person.


People who are really susceptible to be conned are ones who don't have a healthy respect and understanding of their own feelings. Our feelings are on our side and are often telling us, from our unconscious, when something is not good for us, but unfortunately, many people have not learned how to process their feelings and instead dismiss their feelings and operate on logic – actually making them very vulnerable to scammers and other con-games.


 If you would like to have help in learning how you can improve your boundaries, protect yourself from dating scams or other relationship injury, contact us now.


All in the Family Counselling recognizes not everybody is ready for therapy. All in the Family Counselling has set up a series of educational online talks to help people get mental health questions answered and learn skills around boundaries, relationship, communication and sex. These educational series can lead a path to engaging in individual or couple counselling, should individual choose to do so. They are done in the privacy and safety of your own home. Visit our website here to learn more.


We provide thoughtfully taylored confidential education classes. We realize not everyone is ready for therapy. Visit our website to learn about these:


All in the Family Counselling has been providing Southeast Asia, Singapore and Thailand with therapy for over two decades. Our lead therapist, Tammy Fontana, is a clinically trained expert who works with people on sex and intimacy, marriage, communication, conflict and mental health issues around anxiety, depression and trauma.


If you would like to learn how we can help you, contact us now at for more information. Get the life that you want now!ONLINE DATING SCAMS

Category(s):Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Couple Counseling, Ending a relationship issues, Men's Issues, Relationships & Marriage, Women's Issues

Written by:

Tammy M. Fontana, MS NCC CTRT Sex Therapist USA

Ms. Fontana is a relationship counsellor specializing in helping people with their relationships whether it is dating, marriage, parenting or with their extended family. Her clients call her approach practical and found solutions to their problems. Ms. Fontana has obtained her Master Degree in Mental Health counselling from the United States and is a USA Nationally Certified Counsellor. She is also a Certified Choice Theory Reality Therapist and is USA trained Sex Therapist.

Tammy M. Fontana, MS NCC CTRT Sex Therapist USA belongs to All in the Family Counselling Centre, PTE LTD in Singapore