Today’s world of online dating makes it much easier to search for a match, but it also makes it easy for scammers to search for targets. Opening yourself up emotionally, especially on a public online profile, takes a lot of courage and trust. But you also need to balance that openness with some wariness and healthy skepticism, or you could be taken advantage of.
Criminals find it easy to target people on dating sites, based on the wealth of personal information people include on their profiles. They then create their own attractive fake profiles to reel in their unsuspecting targets by striking up a conversation, quickly professing their love, and making plans to meet. At the last moment, their plans fall through due to tragedy and only your money can bail them out so you can meet at last. Online dating fraud has been increasing along with the popularity of online dating, costing the public millions of ringgit every year.
Scammers using false identities to gain the confidence of their targets is nothing new. But the rise of online dating sites make it easier than ever for people to create fake personas for scams. Following a few sign tips can keep you safe from dealing with a Scams.
From Another Place
A perfect excuse not to meet is that they live far away, and you can be sure a scams will be asking you to pay for their trip to meet in person.
Too hot to be true
Does the person in the picture seem realistic to be genuinely interested in you? If you are a smashing 65 and are approached by a tantalizing 20, your alarm bells should ring. Also remember that most scams don’t use their own picture.
On internet some things are not what they seem to be.
Working out of town
Another excuse not to meet and verify their identity.
If you pursuer claims to be from your home town but has terrible spelling grammar, flags should go up.
Hard Luck Stories
A scams may hint at financial trouble like their heat being cut off or their car being stolen.
Ask for Money
Scams are clever and are expert manipulators. You may genuinely feel close to them, but if a new romance asks for money or asks you to receive and resend money, the answer should always be no.
In hurry to get off the site
The longer scams are on dating site, the more likely they are to get caught. They’ll be in a hurry to start communicating through e-mail, messenger or phone.
In a hurry to get serious
A scams will tell you they love you sooner than you may be comfortable. They may speak of a future together and tell you they’ve never felt this way before.
They will talk about trust
A scams may express how important trust is to them and to a relationship. They’re prepping you for a request for money that they’ll promise to pay back.
Giving something as investment and favor for later
Money, souvenir, sharing,romance gift, jewelries, and others that will melting your heart and loose your stance, dignity, yourself to a scams.
Don’t want to meet
Because they’re pretending to be someone they’re not. A scams will give every excuse not to meet.