(We don’t know the statistics for women.) Although it’s often very difficult to know whether or not someone is married, here are four tips to help you spot the warning signs: Some online dating scams aren’t dates at all, but a scam to hit you up with marketing emails or other spam.
If the victim doesn't figure out the con after the first request for cash, the crook will keep milking the relationship for as much as he or she can get.
When the victim gets wise, the con artist gets scarce. But the increasing popularity of online dating gives them the perfect conditions to proliferate.
Watch for the warning signs we described above, and check out this article for more info on avoiding online dating scams.
Also, the third scam victim’s story here is a good example of the fourth online dating scam.
But online dates have the advantage of hiding behind a computer, making them seem a whole lot “dreamier” than they really are.
An unpleasant surprise can often feel like — or be — a scam. If something sounds wrong — like a lawyer who says he’s 35 years old but has 25 years of professional experience — start asking questions. Although some of these scams are certainly predictable, others are less so (especially the third and fourth scams).Naturally, we offer tips to help you protect yourself from these online dating scams.Dating scams are probably as old as civilization itself.But like all things driven down the information super highway, online dating is one way dating scams have picked up speed.You’re asked almost instantly for your email address and are suddenly inundated with spam. And then use a separate address (as we suggested above) that you can easily cancel if you start to get a lot of spam.