How to identify red flags in a profile or message Scam profiles or messages share characteristics that can be generalized.
Here is a list that I summarized from the scam profiles and messages on my site.
I don't have anyone in my life (friend or family) at this time and I do get lonely. Message #2I am very family oriented, although i have no children. Remember that your best friend in the whole world was a total stranger at one time. My group of friends is small by choice and there's room for another. Sells and Exports African Fabrics (Attire), If you've got a Y!
I'm using this as a means to meet new people and stay updated on fashion!! I also will pursue my modeling career upon my return home. If love should fine me then I'm open to it, I will like to hook up sometimes but at the moment I am having a big problem Thats is making things hard for me that's why I said when I return don't know if you care to know what my problems are. Get to know me, there are no complications in my life and i'm versatile like vanilla ice cream. Most of all, i'm sincere I'm not looking for one nighters or friends with benefits. IM to communicate, you can as well just put my first and last name together you'll get my IM id.tobyjhonson at yahoo uk or goldenheart09 at hotmail.comhope to hear from you.
I am not looking for perfection, just someone who is in touch with himself and is honest about what he wants in life.
Step #5: The scammer gradually lures the victim away from the messaging channels provided by the dating website towards external means such as personal emails, instant messaging, telephone calls, or even webcam (this is the scary part.
They will find excuses not to show their real faces but they could take photos of the victim via webcam. The scammer would later demand for money by threatening with exposure of the victim's naked photos on internet).
Google Trends shows that online dating is getting popular.
As a result, the number of romance scams as well as victims are on the rise.