Dating scams from america
This is the sort of article I wish I didn’t have to write, mainly because I feel most of this information is common sense.Still, as long as there are men being taken for suckers, I guess this information bears repeating.You’d think at this point most guys would know the basics of how not to get scammed while dating online. I constantly run across sob stories of how someone fell prey to a pair of pretty foreign eyes, and were subsequently cheated out of their hard earned pride and money.From the mountains of Medellin, the coast of the Black Sea, all the way to the streets of Bangkok, if you know where to look you can find a tattered trail of dollars and broken hearts left by naive, if not hopeful, men who were looking for love in the wrong place.Rather than simply sending phishing emails, cybercriminals are playing the long game to cheat people out of their money.If you are using an online dating platform, make sure to look out for these signs that the person you’re talking to is actually a scammer—and how to avoid online dating scams in general.If a match sends you a link to an app, game, service, or website they say they want you to try out; this is often a ploy to get you to supply financial information or download malware.It is essentially the online dating version of phishing and is a very popular tactic for scammers on dating apps like Tinder.
There are, however, some dating sites which promise connections with beautiful, feminine, and fiery latinas and charge you per message (aka letter) or minute of chat to do so.
Some scammers don’t bother with catfishing, rather using more efficient ways to exploit victims.
This is especially true on online dating apps, where bot profiles are prevalent.
One of the newer online dating scams doesn’t request money from victims, but turns them into “money mules”.
Rather than trying to get money from the victim, these scammers make you an accomplice in money laundering.