How do I report an online predator?

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I have a recently widowed friend. She was born in Viet Nam, married to an american for 40 years.. left her very well off.

She now wants to find love and has a much younger man. I have tried to find out more about him, but he does not exist anywhere online. He found her on match.com. She does not want to believe he is a scammer.

What can I do? He meets 10 out of 12 on what to look for in a catfisher.

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What you would do, is nothing.

Unless ofc this friend has explicitly asked you to. Otherwise it’s just interfering with someone else’s life.

Win lose or draw this sort of thing rarely ends well. Each has their own path to walk. informing someone it’s not a good path to take is about all you can do. If they are determined to swim to the bottom of the pool attempting to stop them will just drown you too.

As to “report” – I’m not aware of any international police force that exists solely to patrol online dating sites vetting the suitability of applicants. I phear the general attitude is they’re dumb enough to be there, they deserve what happens next.

What is it you would intend to report them *for* ?

What law in what country or what clause in what ToS do you suspect them to be in breach of? What evidence do you have to support this position?

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To follow on from YuckFou, If you do some googling on match.com, you’ll find they have a lot of complaints against them for fraudulent profiles etc. you could suggest this to your friend; but otherwise I think it may be a case of letting them make their own mistakes.

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