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The Online Dating Scams

Posted on September 22, 2017 in Uncategorized

You don’t have to be a detective to know that online dating scams are rampant these days. However, you can surely avoid being a victim by taking note of the following:

Stop when you are being asked for money. Some scammers would tell their brother is sick or anything just for them to get a certain amount of cash from you. It is important not to give in to what they wish to get. No matter what they will think of you once you refuse the offer, just think that it isn’t a normal behavior for someone so strange to ask for money especially when they have never met in person even for once. Be wary, scammers are quite creative. Sometimes, they will ask for airfare fees so they can visit you or they may ask the cash saying other reasons they could probably crafted just for you. As a rule, don’t give cash no matter what their reason is.

An online scammer who wishes to communicate with you through emails is a big no. They wish to do this because they are aware that there is a big possibility for their profile to be soon deleted the moment online dating service realizes their appalling activity. These people would normally send their email address on the first or second communication.

Watch out for people with fake pictures. It’s best to trust your instinct. In case you see that the photo is quite suspicious, stop the communication. Photos displaying very beautiful woman or severely handsome men, think they may also mean fake photos hence don’t fall for them.

Online Dating Scams

Posted on September 20, 2017 in Uncategorized

While most of the people on online dating sites are just like you, there are plenty that aren’t. They unfortunately spoil the fun for many, but if you educate yourself on what to look out for you will be able to spot a scammer before you become a victim. The following are some of the scams you should look out for.

Money

When your online love interest asks for money you should run! In 99.9 percent of the cases when someone asks for money it is because they are trying to scam you. If you have been talking with them for a couple days or weeks then you may be interested in them and want to help them. They likely made up a sob story of a family member needing medical care, their car broke down, they want to come visit you, or some other likely situation. When this happens you should simply take your leave and forget about your love interest because they were only interested in scamming you out of your money. In all likelihood, you send the money and never hear from them again.

Phony Photos

When you look at their profile you will probably think the photos are too good to be true or look like professional models. Scammers frequently use photos from magazines and websites in their profiles. Scammers will also steal photos of other online daters to use. Don’t fall for this scam!

Conflicting Information

If you are talking with your love interest and their story seems to change a lot or they keep telling you the same information over and over that is a telltale sign that they are communicating with many people and don’t remember what they are telling you. Not to mention most of it is lies so they can’t keep their stories straight. When this happens to you simply move on.

Lots of Attention

If your love interest wants to know all about you, yet doesn’t want to share personal information, you should wonder what’s going on. In general, people will want to share information about themselves and if you are talking to someone who does not then you should recognize this and move on.

Tips To Identify And Avoid Online Dating Scams

Posted on September 19, 2017 in Uncategorized

Online dating can be a very satisfying and rewarding experience. The majority of people who use dating websites encounter only minor irritations, most of which could easily occur within any dating scenario – offline as well as online.

In this article I want to help you identify and avoid the various online dating scams that have sprung up to not only deprive you of your money, but also your happiness. After all, being scammed or taken for a ride is a pretty miserable experience.

Scammers can sign up to most dating websites for free, and because of the anonymity of the internet they can post the perfect profile with no-one asking questions or becoming suspicious.

The first thing that you should watch out for is people asking for money. This usually takes the form of women asking men for money, but in any case how do you know that “she” isn’t really a “he” or vice versa? They have a picture with their profile that could have been “borrowed” from anywhere, a profile that could have been written by anyone – man, women or trained monkey. You communicate by email because “she” says that the phone isn’t working, or “she” gives you a phone number that “she” never answers. “She” is reluctant to give you her address, or gives you a post office address where “she” can be contacted.

They talk a lot about themselves and never answer your questions, probably because they are sending a standard email to dozens of people. They never ask for money straight away. They will form a “relationship” with you first and then ask to “meet” you but they don’t have the money to travel, or they have a serious medical condition but don’t have the money to pay for treatment.

If you have met someone online and want to make sure that the address you have been given is valid, why not send flowers or some other small gift? The initial outlay is small and if it can’t be delivered you have your answer. If it can be delivered, the gift will be well-received by your potential partner and will be money well-spent.

Anyone seeking to part you from your cash will only use an anonymous payment provider such as Paypal or Western Union. They will never share their bank details with you, and under no circumstances should you share your bank details with them.

Another scam to be aware of is someone who immediately asks for your email address. Once you give out your address you are swamped by spam and never hear from that person again. It is very difficult to avoid this scam as email is your initail point of contact, but it might be a good idea to use an anonymous email account, such as Hotmail or go.com, until you are confident that the person with whom you are communicating is genuine.

I have outlined a couple of scams that you should be aware of, but remember that the vast majority of people that you meet online will be genuine and looking for similar things to you.

There will always be a few who spoil things for the rest of us, but this does not mean that we should treat everyone we meet online with suspicion. Caution is all that is required because there are always signs to alert us to danger if we know how to identify them.

This article is free to re-publish.

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