A lot of people fall victim to this problem. One of the biggest downfalls of online dating is you can’t see who are you talking to. You never really know what the intentions of the other person are. Many people have fallen victim to scams of this nature and lost a lot of money. After reading this, you will know how to tell an online scam. Knowledge is power and followings these tips could save you hundreds to thousands of dollars in the long run.
It’s a great feeling to meet someone that you feel you have so much in common with, but finding out that it all was a scam to get money out of you is not such a great feeling. One way to tell that the person you’re talking to is a scam artist would be if the person starts asking for money. They may not ask for money at first, but if they ever do, then avoid all contact with this person. A lot of times the scammers will say they have no money to come see you and ask for you to pay for an airplane ticket or bus ticket to come see you. This is the first warning sign of a scam artist. Immediately block this person and never have contact with them again.
Fake pictures and fake profiles are the next warning sign. This may be a hard thing to figure out through. If a person sounds too good to be true, then most like they are. Nobody in this world is perfect so remember that fact. If you suspect that the profile or pictures are fictitious then email the dating site or website you are on so that they can deal with that problem themselves.
People from out of the country are usually scam artist. Nine times out ten they are trying to get money out of you. You should only talk to people locally or at least in the same country as you. Let’s be honest if you live in the United States and they live in Russia the chance of you ever meeting are slim to none. It’s better to stay with the same country as you; there is a less chance of getting scammed out of money. But still remember never send money to someone you don’t know unless you’re prepared to lose it.
These are just a few tips on how to protect yourself from online scammers. Always be on your guard. Never let your guard down, they are what they want you to do. Always go with your gut feeling; never doubt your gut feeling. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.