This wikiHow teaches you how to avoid being scammed on dating sites. Online dating scammers tend to target people who have a large amount of information in their profiles, and the scam is usually based around stealing money, credit card information, or personal information from the victim. Tip: You can avoid the bulk of online dating scams by establishing a hard rule about not sending money to anyone you haven't met in person. Scammers can target anyone.
Connecting Online Leads One Woman to a Con Artist
Avoiding OnLine Dating Scams - Dr Karen Phillip
A something single mom, Melissa had experienced bad luck finding anyone nice who shared her love of the outdoors, so she was eager to check this person out. She was not disappointed. His account featured photos showing a handsome, fit, smiling guy in hiking clothes, engaged in outdoor activities. His interests included hiking, biking, skiing and craft beer — all things that Melissa liked. After exchanging a few messages, she gave the man her cell number. He reached out that evening. His name was Jeff Cantwell.
What You Need to Know About Romance Scams
On line, dating is a bit of an abyss and while a lot can go wrong, there is also a lot of fun to enjoy. The first question for both men and women is what is it you actually seek? Some may want a life-long partner, while others a casual date or diversion for a while, especially if recovering from a relationship break-down.
You may think you spend a lot on flowers or chocolate, but losing money in a romance scam would cost you even more. What do we mean by romance scams? Usually they want the money by wire transfer or gift card.