So what does this have to do with a dating site you ask?Unfortunately, the anonymity of the internet makes it a perfect place for con artists to hide their real intentions while trying to entrap their victims under the guise of romantic interest.I knew about fish that spend a good deal of time out of the water, and had heard of mudskippers.
People can easily do a reverse look-up on a phone number and see where you live.
Whether their purpose is dangerous or just desperate, you want to steer clear of both of these.
I’m a highly technical person and know a lot about the Internet and how it works.
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.
Don’t get me wrong, the vast majority of members of reputable dating sites (both paid and free) are legitimately looking for a sincere match, but there are red flags that you should look out for when embarking on the journey of online dating for the first time. Red Flag #1 If someone is too interested – too quickly – in getting to know you beyond the safety of your computer, this could indicate a problem.
If you have just met someone online and they are trying to encourage a meet-up before you really know them, they may not just be overly eager.
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.
And NEVER give money if it is asked for – even if they seem like a genuine person.
Scam artists are exceptionally good at seeming like really nice people who just happen to need a few hundred dollars for some emergency! Next week, I’ll talk about a few other things to be wary of, but the important thing to remember is that the overwhelming majority of people that you’ll encounter are there for the same reasons as you!
All the while they have to keep their skin wet to enable oxygen absorption.