If you’d like to keep away from fraudsters in the online dating world please read this carefully.
I just read about a prisoner who would scam vulnerable women off their money. He would go for aged women who could easily send him money without a doubt because of their need to be loved they will do everything he would need which was mostly financial. Some women discovered that their romance was a failed one unfortunately, if you’re on any dating site how do you keep away from being robbed?
1.They don’t want to meet in real life
If the person you’re talking to online is reluctant to talk on the phone or meet up in real life, it’s possible that they’re not who they’re pretending to be.
2.They want to talk to you off the dating site/app
A common tactic of dating scammers is to ask you to talk on email, text or Whatsapp, in case the dating site or app gets wise to their scam.
3.They don’t seem to be in the same country
One of the scenarios that romance scammers often use is that they’re stuck abroad on a business trip and don’t have access to their bank accounts. Scam victims frequently report being asked to send money internationally to pay for an alleged visa, only never to hear from them again.
4.Their profile is too good to be true
Does the person you’re talking to look like a model? Or do they make it clear that they have a great job, are very wealthy or charitable? These are common tactics of dating scammers.
5.They ask too many questions
Some romance scammers are trying to gain enough information about you to be able to steal your identity, it’s not all about getting you to send them money.
6. It’s not adding up
If they can’t keep their story straight, or don’t know what you’re talking about when you bring up something you’ve told them before or they’ve told you, it’s a bad sign. Scammers don’t always work alone, and if they’ve forgotten past conversations it could be a group effort.
What you need to note is that you should never meet someone in a private place, meet them in a mall where it’s public and before then you should have video called.
Also if you’ve never met someone in real life you should never transfer them any money. Scammers are known to hire actors to meet you, so even if you’ve met up once or twice you could still be at risk of being scammed.