Online dating and contacts for boys and men
) and are published on free sharing platforms such as Facebook, Blogspot and Google Plus.Unfortunately, once the money and/or documentation has been sent, the scam is now complete and all fake profiles will be deleted and the scammers will cease all form of communication.The websites you are directed to may be official looking and some even contain stolen logos from government authorities and official brokers.In other cases, they are poorly put together (note the terrible use of grammar!
Scammers also often list themselves as widowed (especially with a child), self-employed, or working overseas.
Here are six things to keep in mind to help you spot and avoid scammers on online dating sites.
Anyone can be the target and victim of these scams—men, women, young, old, gay, straight, white, black, Asian, Hispanic… But the FBI states that women who are “over 40, divorced, widowed, and/or disabled” are prime targets for scammers.
If someone sends you a message and says they’d like to get to know you, save a copy of their picture and use Google’s reverse image search to see if anyone has posted about that photo being used for a scam.
If that image shows up on other profiles with different names, you should be suspicious. If you receive other photos, and anything seems off, be wary.
NEVER, EVER send copies to your Date any of your personal documentation such as drivers licences, passports etc.