On line dating scammers
Virtually every aspect of cybercrime has been made into a service or plug-and-play product.That includes dating scams — among the oldest and most common of online swindles.Red Flag #2 When you do finally decide to meet up, decide on a neutral and safe location (a restaurant or a cafÃ©) and have a friend or family member bring you and let them meet your date.Â If you cannot arrange this, make sure you tell someone close to you about your plans.Include the name of the person you are meeting, where you are meeting them and when you expect to be home.Â Write down any personal information that you have on your date also â€“ like an address or cell phone number, and the dating site you met them on â€“ and give it to your friend or family member.Many of the sample emails read a bit like Mad Libs or choose-your-own-adventure texts, featuring decision templates that include advice for ultimately tricking the mark into wiring money to the scammer.
I became interested in this subject because one of my best friends is currently being scammed and she is in such denial so I realized I needed to find proof so I could show her that indeed she is dating a scammer.
Â I would suggest no less than a month of chatting online before calling them â€“ but this should only happen when you feel totally comfortable doing so.
Remember that when you give out your number, unless it is an unlisted number, you are giving out your address as well.
After browsing just a few pages only I saw thins like seeing the same profile picture on different profiles with different names and locations. I also noticed the exact same profile description matched other profiles word for word. It said it was new but the posts were several years old.
Yet when you upload your own picture they say they will post it after verification. Then on the very bottom I noticed something inconspicuous.