Fortunately, there are warning signs to help you avoid becoming a victim. They Are A Little Too Good Looking A profile photo that features a phenomenally good-looking person may be red flag. Anything too professional-looking should raise your suspicion levels.Scammers frequently pull photos of models from stock photography sites and use them as their own to attract people.It used to be parents who worried about their children being picked up by unsavory types in bars and other seedy hang-outs.Now children are worried about their parents being hoodwinked by the scam artists who haunt online dating sites."I am a bit past age 50 --- well educated lady; (I thought that I was so smart that it couldn't happen to me --- my college education is no match for a professional criminal)," said one of a seemingly endless stream of scam victims who hav...
We had an online relationship for four months messaging many times a day. Then he needed money for his daughter’s college tuition and his mother’s hospital bills. He said he was forced to move his business overseas because he was divorced and his ex-wife was draining him and that money owed him was being temporarily held up.
Look for any inconsistencies between the photo and the person’s self-description.
If they claim to be down-to-earth and unconcerned with physical beauty, yet their picture looks like a Hollywood headshot, that should raise a question.
So you’ve met someone online and they look amazing on paper. They figure the quickest way to your wallet is through your heart.
While the vast majority of people you meet online are honest and well-meaning, there are a few nefarious con men (and women) trolling the Internet looking to scam money.