Start Common dating site scams

Common dating site scams

There are no statistics saying just how common scammers are on dating sites.

"You see this communication and think, 'Oh my gosh, I must be more attractive than I thought! They're also likely to target people with weight problems and those recovering from illnesses. Any of these issues might make you a bit more anxious about your ability to find love and potentially more receptive to the con.

The crook will then lavish you with attention and flattery.

By then, Morrison knew she was dealing with a scammer.

"The story was getting more and more bizarre," she says.

For example, the scammers may create a fraudulent dating account on a paid or free International dating site. They depict themselves with pictures of good-looking Ukrainian & Russian women and post engaging and sympathetic description of their lives.

“Hi Krystyna, I am very glad to have found your blog.

The idea is to get you to suspend good sense and become enamored with someone you've known online for just a few weeks and have never met in person. Kipps has decided that another tip-off is photographs that show all the trappings of wealth -- exotic cars, mansions, pictures in romantic foreign settings.

Of course, real people sometimes have nice things and go to great places, but these visual cues are key to scammers who want to get your guard down for their future bid for cash.

"He said he was going to pay me back double," she laughs.

Though the amounts and details of the scam vary from victim to victim, when it comes to romance scams, the con is almost always the same: The crook wants to get a besotted victim to wire money or provide access to a credit card.

Usually, the reason will be to get the woman to wherever the man lives, so that they can be together.