Dating site scam warning signs
Do not trust anyone behaving this way and report the member to to safeguard further members.
I’ve been asked to support a charity from a member I don’t know very well, is this a scam?
The scenarios vary in details from inheritance money that needs to released, to gold mining in Africa, however the story is always the same.
No matter how earnest or tempting the offer, never send money or financial information to anyone claiming to have a business idea you can cash in on.
Q: Is there an easy way to spot scammers from ‘normal’ daters? If scammers have made it onto a dating site, its because the profile looks normal. If they want you to get off the dating site asap – and communicate by email, say – that’s a sign. Older women, because its tough to find a hot older gentleman. Bear in mind that its the scammers job to get users off the site asap.
All dating sites have to suppress and deal with fraud. Q: If you are creating your own profile, is there anything that might make you a target? They’re looking for some sign of gullibility among people who are likely to have some savings. People who are generous, vulnerable, of-faith and fighting poor odds of finding a partner are ideal. In general I recommend people chat for a short while, and then jump onto a video date anyway. I don’t think anyone should put more than half an hour of time into communication without doing a video or real life date. They want to get into direct email or Skype or phone contact asap.
The approach that members take to get to know you will always vary.