There is one online dating scam that has been going on for many years! I hope I can stop singles from falling for it.
It is where an online dating site gives you a generous free trial, (that’s a good thing. Right?) So you start setting up your profile.
You have paid attention to all of the advice, lectures, instructions, etc. that I have given you.
Your User Name is clean and appropriate…the main photo on your profile is perfect…you’ve taken the time to answer the additional profile essay questions, and you are good to go!
While you are putting up the last few “finishing touches” you get an email. It is from a Single that seems to have read your profile and “morphed” into the perfect one for you! It is almost like they literally stepped out of a dream of yours! It is too good to be true.
At this point I wish I was nearby with a flashing neon sign: Do not fall for this online dating scam! But unfortunately…I’m not…
“…Hi there. I am new to this online dating thing. How has it been working for you? I decided it is time for me to stop being a workaholic and work on my personal life. I am opening my third clinic in this area, but I have vowed to keep my weekends free. I am looking for… (And here is where they describe you to the proverbial “T”!)
You are so excited you can hardly stand it! You respond with humor, maturity, and a little more about yourself. Smiling…you send it.
Now you wait…here it comes! “Hello New Subscriber! It appears you are trying to respond to one of our Platinum members. As a Free Trial member you are unable to do so. We are always looking for more single professional women such as yourself! And because of that we are offering you our Platinum membership for 50% off for the next 60 minutes only! Please do not pass up this opportunity to meet the person of your dreams!”
So, what do you think? Does that Dr. that is opening another clinic in your area a “real” member?
Just remember the saying: If it sounds too good to be true…It probably is!
Prepare yourself before venturing into the world of Online Dating Sites and you will find the one for you! I have no doubt.