While online dating is an amazing avenue to meet your match, you should be smart in this relatively newer way of finding love.I thought this post from author Sharon Lynn Wyeth was very thorough – and wanted to share it. Scammers often are not specific in what they are looking for in a mate.If he’s evasive about making plans, or continually makes them, only to bail out last minute, be wary. They ask should give you all the information you need to know; they’re there for the wrong reasons. They build rapport with you first, then, out of the blue, declare that some sort of emergency has occurred, and they need cash. Then comes the sob-story.“My daughter’s birthday is this Sunday, and I don’t get paid until Monday.Most of us intuitively know not to give money to a stranger online, yet, the way scammers phrase their requests still brings them success. They seem sweet, their story tugs on your heartstrings, and the pattern begins. I hate asking this, but I feel comfortable enough with you now to do so. I really want to do something nice for her after her Mother left. If you’re getting these strange feelings about a guy online, trust them.
But the new era we’ve ushered in isn’t all good news.
25-80, but usually they search for middle-aged ladies - They have weird usernames containing "4real" or "4luv" - They say they are "God fearing" and search for "God fearing" - They always claim they are honest and caring, and their username often contain the words "honest" and "care" - Their first names are also weird, like Martins, Williams, Kevins, Waynes, etc...
(instead of Martin, William, Kevin, Wayne) - The women names are often misspelled, like Jenifer instead of Jennifer, Ashly instead of Ashley, or Marry instead of Mary.
Online, scammers are prolific, costing Australians alone in excess of billion dollars each year.
Even in 2016, the ACCC reports online dating scams are still the most successful type of scam — period.Not all signs on this list are equally alerting and not all of them necessarily mean scam, but if he/she generally fits the pattern, it is most likely a scam! - Their profile picture looks professionally done and can be found on a modeling website - They are middle-aged high rank US military - Their height/weight is not proportional -e.g.