Most dating sites are full of them, and many sites don't bother to get rid of scammers - because scammers look good...scammers use model photos, have nice profiles, and that attracts more members.Business Insider obtained a PDF guide that is sold online for just £2.59.
A romance scam, dating scam or catfishing is a swindle where someone tries to lure another into giving them money through a dating site, email romance, or otherwise dating-related contact.
If you are concerned that you are currently being scammed, please check the Signs of a Dating Scam, first.
The picture — outdoor photo, big smile — was real, and recent.
And her pitch was straightforward: Looking for a life partner …
It's pretty easy to tell: They send the same message over and over, often with the same link.
But there's a type of dating site scam that's far trickier to spot, and the people who operate it claim to be making thousands of dollars every month fooling vulnerable men.
Scammer is sick or has a sick parent or child, or is stuck in a country (Nigeria or Russia usually) and they need your help.
Their money, credit card, and ID has been lost or stolen and they have been arrested and need to pay a lawyer so they will be allowed to leave the country.
She filled out a questionnaire and carefully crafted her profile.