Dating on the internet is something everyone tried at least once in a lifetime. Numerous people have found spouses and partners online. It has made online dating even more popular. But the number of scammers is increasing along with the interest in dating online.
Scammers are searching for naïve people and take advantage of them. You might have a good intuition that will save you from a scammer. But it is also possible to define scam accounts to protect yourself. Most scammers use the old schemes to get what they want.
- People, who are looking for other benefits apart from relations, usually create fake accounts. They use photos of users from other websites and write fake info. This makes an account look like a real one but it is not. Luckily, most fake accounts look very suspicious from the very beginning because they do not have many photos and little information about the user. This is the first thing that makes it look strange. When you start chatting with fake people on regular basis, you will see that they provide different information all the time. This is because inexperienced scammers tend to forget the storyline they tell different users.
- Fake people do not want to send photos apart from what they have already uploaded. The reason is simple – they do not have any other photos. If you ask someone to send a photo and the user refuses, it is a sign that you might be dealing with a scammer.
- Unfortunately, real people might have illegal intentions too. Numerous women and men are searching for financial benefit online. The scheme is simple. Users start asking for money for a sick relative or to buy a ticket to come and see you. A story can be more heartbreaking but the idea is the same – to get money from you. A huge number of men and women have become victims of such stories. If someone is asking you to send money, watch out, it is a scammer.
- Do not send bank account information to anyone you do not know personally. The reasons to ask you to share sensitive information can be various. Experienced scammers come up with true-to-life stories, which you can hardly call fake. It is recommended not talk about any financial matter such as a bank where you keep money or how much you earn. If a user becomes very interested in your financial matters, be careful as it is a bad sign. Do not trust people, who are eager to find out your private information, including your job and address.
This is not a limited number of warning signs. You will not find a list of all online schemes. At the same time, the internet is full of stories, which can help you protect yourself from fake people.