Signs of online dating scammers
When you've found this page, you may very unfortunately already have fallen prey to an internet dating scammer.
They may “meet” people and begin an “e-relationship” that ends in loss of information, loss of finances or both, or worse.If you think I've missed something, please do let me know in the comment section below. :-) Your problem is never too small or too big, too silly or too complicated to ask for help from a licensed therapist.You won't believe what a breath of fresh air it is to be able to discuss your problems with your own professional.A form of catfishing, fake users meet their victims online and then lure them to an isolated location.When logging onto one of the dozens of dating and hook-up sites on the Internet what becomes quickly evident is that many, if not most, of the users on the sites are fake.Malware and/or hackers could target traffic coming to or leaving a known dating site in order to intercept vital information.
The dating site itself could become the target of attack, a breach could lead to the loss of identifying and/or embarrassing information.
In general, these scams rely on bots to make contact with real users.
They use simple language to initiate conversation and then, once rapport is established, they ask if the user is “verified”.
Verification is a service offered by a variety of social media and dating outlets but usually reserved for celebrities and other public figures whose profiles might otherwise be met with skepticism.
Verification confirms ID and helps eliminate safety concerns which is why it is such a useful lure for scam artists.
This is what his or her circumstances really look like: Make no mistake - internet dating fraud is a very successful 'line of business'.