How to recognize a scammer on dating sites?


So, you have registered on a dating site and begin to communicate with everyone who writes to you in anticipation of meeting their destiny.
However, not everyone interested in your profile is really interested in you: scammers will immediately begin to ask you about what you love and what you are fond of, they will try to gain confidence, they will convince you that they are in love, and they will easily deceive you.

How not to become a victim of such people, not to lose money and not to be disappointed in online love?

What should alert you? Here are a few points that you should pay special attention to:

  • If your new friend immediately insists on leaving the dating site and continuing communication via email or social networks.
  • He has been registered on the site for several years: what has he been doing here all this time? Ask why he is still looking for his love on the Internet.
  • In the very first days of his acquaintance, he confesses his love and writes enthusiastic messages.
  • He claims that he lives abroad or is a citizen of another country.
  • He is a military man and is now in a country where hostilities are underway, such as Syria or Afghanistan.
  • He says he will visit you soon, but at the last moment, his trip is postponed.

If at least one of these points is present in your conversation, it is better to immediately stop communicating.

Do you know in which countries scammers live?

There are several rules that you must follow in order not to fall for scammers who hunt for easy money and deceive users of dating sites

Firstly, always check your contact information. If your new friend is not registered anywhere, except for a dating site, then he may not be who he claims to be, or is hiding something. On the Internet, there are specialized forums and sites where you can find information about marriage scams and their schemes, which they use to deceive. Check to see if your new friend is on these lists.

Secondly, always ask your interlocutor questions, do not rely only on the information that was found in his profile on a dating site. Pay attention to how you answer questions and whether they answer at all: usually, scammers use template messages with sensual declarations of love, ignoring all the questions.

Thirdly, pay attention to the photos. Ask a new friend to send fresh pictures in a personal message. You can look for his photo in Google search. Try calling him to see his real face.

Fourth, never give out personal information: it is enough for the fraudster to know your full name and phone number to crank out a scam. In no case do not disclose your registration address and place of residence, address and place of work, numbers of identification documents. Also, do not send candid photos, even if you have been chatting with this person for a long time. He will use these photos for blackmail purposes.

Fifth, stop communicating with someone who asks for money – in any form, for anything. Do not transfer funds to new acquaintances, even if they convince you that their life depends on it.

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