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Online Dating Safety – Don’t Do This Mistake

Posted on December 17, 2017 in Uncategorized

Online dating services is getting more and more popular in the Internet world. In fact, many people worldwide, are members of various online dating services. Statistically, there are more than 40 million singles in the U.S. alone that have tried online dating sites to find romance.

While it is a great and fun  way to find friends, dates, lovers and even marriage, there is risks. There are many scammers out there, that just want to steal your money or to get your email address. In my experience they go after new members… most  dating sites show when you joined.

The most common trick is the visa and ticket scam. Basically it is a scam, where a attractive female from Russia, Ukraine or African countries like Ghana and Nigeria contacts a lonely foreign man. “She” quickly falls in love with him and shortly after announcing her “deep feelings” for him “she” begins to plan her travel to meet the guy in person.

Now the money issues start. She will now ask for help to get the necessary documents like visa and passport. When the guy agrees to that, she pretends to get it and next she will ask for money to ticket and travel expenses. She sends a copy of the visa (fake, of course) and the guy really has no other choice than to send more money.

Of course they will never meet. The scam will go on as long as the guy agrees to send money to her. She will come up with all kind of stories and reasons to send more money.

I got one of the craziest stories from a scammer myself… lol. I was scammed like this the first time I joined a dating site over 5 years ago and this is my own experience. It is a little embarrassing for me to admit, but I fell for it and it cost me some money. After that I did some research and got acquainted with some scammers on purpose just to see how they work.

Here are some warning signs to be aware of:

It’s too good to be true – You just signed up on a dating site and and haven’t even finished your profile and you get email from a very attractive woman.

The woman asks for your email address or ask to you write to her private email in the first letter.

She has posted her location on her profile to be from your region, but in her letter she tells you a story about why she is in Ghana or Nigeria now…  

Any person asking for money, for whatever reason – Do not send money to anybody for any reason.

Internet Dating Scam Advice

Posted on December 14, 2017 in Uncategorized

If you are looking for love online on one of the hundreds of online dating websites, don’t feel lonely, since there are probably millions of lonely guys and gals around the world looking for true love they couldn’t find in their offline lives. The only thing, however, that should raise your eyebrows about online dating sites is the gigantic number of fake profiles created to dupe the people like you. YES! Online foreign dating scams are on the rise and the number of people getting tricked is also increasing at menacing speed.

Financial and emotional loss of the victim in such a scenario is inexplicable. However, you should not get carried away with what people are saying about online dating scams. The truth is, and always remain, that if you are cautious enough, ninety nine times out of hundred, you’ll avoid falling into the trap. And that can be achieved only if you have sufficient knowledge about the tricks these scamsters are up to and their modus operandi. If you are one of the lonely hearts looking to find genuine love online without getting scammed, read on.

The first thing that you need to look for in a suitable partner on an online dating site is his or her profile. The user profile is the first impression of the person you’re about to choose. And as they say, “First impression is often the last impression!” The same holds true in case of people uploading their profile on the online dating websites. First comes the username. The red lines are ‘sex-filled’ username of a girl and ‘handsome-wealthy’ username of a man. If any of these attributes are visible in the usernames of the girl or man, simply look for another suitable option!

Then come the photographs accompanying the profile. If the girl is posing and looking like a drop-dead-gorgeous model or movie star, or the boy has the picture of a tall-dark-handsome man seeming like a model or movie star, chances are that the profile is a fake or of non-serious user who is either after sex or your money. However, this does not mean that such profiles can never be genuine. If all other aspects seem fine to you, then may be you have chanced upon your dream girl or man!

If your date is asking for money in any form for whatever reasons, simply run away for this is the most common trap laid out by the scamsters.

While you are chatting with a user to assess your mutual compatibility, watch out for the delay time of the response from other end. If you are getting replies after a gap of over 90 seconds, chances are that the person on the other end is having multiple chats with other users and simply out there fishing for novice users.

Another common trick that you need to watch out for is the expression of love at an early stage. If the person at the other end is bombarding you with love messages after just a few email exchanges, you know what to do, don’t you? Yeah! Simply stop sending the replies for the person is a fake.

How To Spot Internet Dating Scams

Posted on December 11, 2017 in Uncategorized

One of the great things about online dating services is the anonymity and physical separation. You can enter a conversation and find out about a potential date behind the safety of your computer monitor. But that same advantage carries a risk – the risk of being conned.

Unfortunately, there are people in the world who use this new tool to harm others. They hide behind that screen, using it as a means of scamming those who just want to find a romantic partner. Flushing them out isn’t easy or fool-proof, but there are several techniques you can use to up your odds against being scammed or worse.

Some people will mis-report their age, gender or other personal information. But an alert reader can often ferret out those falsehoods. The predators that hide online often slip-up on such simple and obvious things. They’ll report experiences they couldn’t possibly have had if they are who they say they are. They’ll show unhealthy interest in someone. They’ll make inconsistent statements about who they are and what they do or want.

The first reaction of most normal, healthy-minded and honest people online – which is the overwhelming majority – is to believe they must be misinterpreting. They give a little too much benefit of the doubt. Avoiding paranoia is good. The world isn’t generally a dangerous place. But being alert and tuned into what’s being said, while exercising appropriate caution, is wise.

Protect yourself further by not revealing too much too soon. Certain personal information should never be revealed to anyone online, unless you’ve met and know them fairly well. Your phone number, address and credit card information top the list.

When things reach the stage of considering a face-to-face meeting, a few phone calls first is a good idea. But either block your phone number from appearing when you call them or invest in a throwaway cell phone. Many services exist to reverse-look-up your address based on your phone number. Take proper precautions.

Never give out your address. You don’t want uninvited visits from someone you don’t yet know well. Never provide anyone with your credit card number, password or other protected financial information. Those items are among the most common means that identity thieves have for using your credit card without authorization.

Don’t tell someone you barely know where you work, either. It may seem like a safer place to meet the first time, and it generally is. But if things don’t work out, or they turn out not to be who they said they were, you don’t want them to know where you’ll be at predictable times.

It may sound romantic for someone to show a passionate interest in you right away. That’s especially attractive to those who have been alone for a while and not meeting anyone interesting or exciting. But apart from the high odds of such a person being too needy, that can be just another way to lure the unwary.

‘Trust, but keep your eyes open,’ is a very wise old saying. Heed the advice.