Nowadays, online dating scams have become very common. Any girl can be targeted. It is not that, you have to be rich or stupid. You just have to be looking for love. This will make your search which causes you to be more unsafe than usual. And love is the tool for all scammers. They use to open your bank account and take away your assets. In this article, you can learn how to spot a scammer and protect yourself.Here are some of the most important aspects through which you can identify a fake online dating profile.
Identify the Cheat
1Spot the Errors
When you check a guys profile on a dating site or app, always note that an online dating scammers normally target people older than themselves. In the case of a male scammer, they often target middle aged women in their 50’s to 60’s. Scammers believe these people are ideal targets as they are normally richer and most helpless.
2Check Profile Carefully
Profession: Self-employed, a professional (for example, an engineer) working overseas
Status: a widower with a child (or just widowed)
Residing: they pretend to live near you, in your country, currently away but will be returning soon.
3Verify the Photo
Always don’t blindly believe that the person with a photo is to be trusted. Always do a photo check. Always if a guy doesn’t have a profile pic don’t chat with him. If he has a profile pic, then save it in your phone and the do a google image search. So, google images has scammers list so if he is a cheat you can easily know. Then you can report the same to the dating site also giving them the evidence, including any website link.
4Scan the Photos
The profile shows geographic differences, often mentioning places that are not in geographic nearness to where they live.
6Don’t Open Email
7Talk to them
Always talk to them to call. This will help you disclose a fake. When you talk to that person on the phone, listen carefully. See the accent and use the awkward phrases; if their accent does not match their personality, be questionable. Ask them to investigating questions and trust your gut feeling after hearing the replies. Never use your own phone number. Make sure you talk to them from the area in which they don’t live. Even check the phone number if it is verified or not. Match the cell phone number and the area code with the state or province they claim to live in. If you spot a number error, beware. If you in turn question them,they might even give an excuse that they’ve just moved and didn’t bother to change it.
8Suspect his Speed
If you are chatting with a guy for the first time. After two or three days, if he asks your number immediately, don’t trust him. And even if you give your number and immediately he says that he loves you then,this is alarm that he is a fraud.
9Don’t Give Money
You are chatting with a guy and he starts narrating his financial crisis. Then he asks you to lend him some money. Don’t ever give money. These kind of people are only fraud and they have eyes on your bank accounts.
10Meet Him in Public
After chatting with the guy for some months, he starts insisting to meet. If he calls you to his house or somewhere there is no public, never go alone. Always meet the guy in public like some shopping mall or coffee shop so that if you find anything wrong, you can raise an alarm.
BY M. DIVYA SRI