The cardinal rule of online (and offline) dating is really quite simple - listen to your inner voice.
Just because someone gives you theirs, doesn't mean you have to part with yours.
Part of the control on Telegraph Dating is the "Block" button. If another member's behavior is giving you cause for concern, or if someone's being downright abusive, please let our Support Team know.
There's always some reason they need the money in cash.
THE GOLDEN RULE: NEVER, EVER, EVER (DID WE MENTION EVER? First dates can be amazing - all the anticipation, butterflies and excitement of meeting someone with whom you've sparked on Telegraph Dating.
The team at Telegraph Dating go to great effort to find, remove and make it difficult for them to join again.
Scammers are professional criminals and can be very adept at hiding their tracks.
That's where you come in - love does, after all, conquer all - even temporary cash flow problems.
Only thing is, once the money transfer is done, the scammer will disappear like morning mist.
This has more twists and turns than a soap opera - it's drama all the way, and very detailed. Sometimes it's a sick parent or child who desperately needs an operation, but more often the sob story goes around disappointed hopes.