Today, a large number of people use online matrimony services to search for a life partner and millions have been married online. There have been a few instances reported in the media about fraudsters cheating some people on online matrimony sites. Safe Matrimony is our initiative to guide you to a safe search.
Anybody asking you for money is in all probability a fraudster. They generally claim to be living abroad and mostly target women who are past their prime marriageable age, divorcees, widowers and women anxious to settle down quickly. Such people don't show their face and won't come on video chat. They may even use somebody else's photos. They win over you through sweet talks and false promises. Later they ask for money making up false stories like being stuck at the airport, lost credit cards and wallet, met with a sudden accident or someone is critically ill at home. In some cases, they say they want to send you money to settle down in India and later someone calls saying it is stuck at customs and need money to release the same. Fraudsters usually ask for single transfer of large sums. Some start with small amounts and follow up with requests for large sums.
Committing to a physical relationship before marriage can be very risky for you. Avoid meeting anyone alone and in a secluded place, instead meet them in public.
Please commit to marriage only after face to face meetings, especially after meeting prospective groom or bride's parents/ relatives. Visit their place of work. Do a thorough personal reference check and you may also want to look at their social media profiles. If the person is reluctant to share workplace or job details or meet in person along with parents you should be cautious. Do not commit to marriage or continue to communicate with such people.
Has someone asked you to transfer money? Have you received a suspicious email? Has someone attempted to cheat you?
If yes, please inform us immediately. Our Fraud Assistance team will assist you and your information will be kept absolutely confidential.
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