Online dating has gotten quite popular for singles around the world which has unfortunately drawn people who like to take advantage of this industry. The main goal for single folk finding themselves a significant other. Entering online dating having this kind of a mindset, sadly, can make people more susceptible and therefore easy prey for con artists.
Reading this will likely lead you back to a time when you experienced something similar. If you haven't walked into some con artists web, good for you, but if it happens that you have you'll now have the knowledge you will need to steer clear of a similar situation if it happens to occur.
For the people who have not had this experience yet, we've listed some red flags you should look out for:
Fortunately, it isn't possible to keep the lies going for a long period of time. Typically, you'll find that the woman you have been in conversations with will give you contradictory details about herself. Her favourite color, for instance, could be pink this week and then red a little while later. Her family could be residing in her state now and then, when you ask again, they may be in the US.
*Hearing a lot of sob stories.
With regards to internet dating and the person you're interested in meeting up with, you would speak honestly about you and have questions about her. It is highly uncommon for somebody to share a sob story with the person they are set on getting to know more. If scenarios like these feel like an opening for something, they most likely are.
*"Help me, please"
This would be the continuation. These sad stories will very likely with the girl requesting your help. The scammer will tell you that you're her (provided that you are in fact talking to a woman in the first place) only hope, that no one else could get her or her family out of the situation. If you are told that only you who can help, it is very likely that someone is attempting to take advantage of you.
*Doesn't seem interested in talking on the phone or talking on any type of communication program (Skype, Yahoo, Google Hangouts).
You'll only hear lame excuses when trying talk via live chat with these individuals. It is probable they are not who they are saying they are and are trying to not get caught. Always take notice of the warning signs you see.
These Four Tips Should Keep You Safe
These represent the most used tricks that online dating scammers will try make use of. No matter what you do, do not wire money to anybody you haven’t met personally. People asking total strangers for money is definitely an obvious red flag.