Dangers of online dating involve online dating scams too. In every society there is crime and this does not exempt Internet society. The number of people using the Internet is rising day by day. The high number of online users attract fraudsters who are after robbing users their money. Dating frauds are said to be more than any other online frauds. The thugs create very fancy, attractive profiles targeting a particular online victim. The tricksters are keen to make very convincing and sob stories which can con anybody however discerning they might claim to be. The victims are lured by these stories and end up innocently giving out important personal information especially the most wanted bank account. They also get the names and address to enable them make good their motive.
Online dating scams are mere exploitation and heartless scandals. After getting the victim’s contact they work on building up trust and confidence. They will convincingly ask for money by giving sympathizing false stories. They ensure that the story seeks sympathy from the potential partner. They place you as the only shoulder to lean on and the only person who loves and cares enough to get them out of a fix. For instance they can feign that they were robbed and badly beaten up hence request funds for surgery/treatment and you are the one and only person who is in a position help. Off course you being the loving and merciful person that you are you will respond. A famous and smart online dating scam is the one where the online partner says that she would want to physically visit you but she has no money for air ticket or travel documents.
You can be able to identify these online dating scams through your instincts. There are also several tell-tale signs that should warn you to treat the information with suspicion. Among them is a fabulous photo to effortlessly draw your attention. If they tell you to send the funds through money transfer this should raise your eyebrows. This shows he/she is not ready to disclose their personal information. Be ware if your online date does not give you any other option to contact him/her except through Internet. Something is being hidden from you. All these and more signs shows that there is more than meets the eye.
The victims are emotionally and financially affected. The online dating scams participants act with impunity because they know there is no way they can be identified and punished. Safe online dating can be only achieved if people stop disclosing their personal details to people they have never met physically. In support of safe dating, the former British prime minister,, Tony Blair urged the young turks to make use of the wealth of sexual information in order to take charge of their sexual lives. He went ahead to explain that in their school days there was no formal sex information. In their days people were to learn either from friends and relatives or from experience. He was keen to note that nowadays sex information is readily available. He was campaigning for safe dating including safe online dating where online dating scams should be eliminated.