Beware of these common online dating scams

  • 676 views
Uploaded on

Who would have thought that something so beautiful as seeking true love online could be turned into something sinister? Sadly, online dating has also fallen victim to criminal minds who use it to …

Who would have thought that something so beautiful as seeking true love online could be turned into something sinister? Sadly, online dating has also fallen victim to criminal minds who use it to scam unwary love seekers. Online dating scams have been so rampant that they have been dubbed the “sweetheart scams.”

  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Be the first to comment
    Be the first to like this
No Downloads

Views

Total Views
676
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1

Actions

Shares
Downloads
5
Comments
0
Likes
0

Embeds 0

No embeds

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
    No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. Beware Of TheseCommon Online DatingScams
  • 2. Who would have thought that something so beautiful as seeking true love online could be turned into something sinister? Sadly, online dating has also fallen victim to criminal minds who use it to scam unwary love seekers.Online dating scams have been so rampant that they have been dubbed the “sweetheart scams.”
  • 3. Online dating scams can take many forms and for various reasons. The most common of these reasons is money.It’s wise that you understand how these fraudsters work, so you’ll know when you’re being taken for a ride and protect yourself from falling victim to these coldhearted criminals.
  • 4. It starts with the profile. These fraudsters create attractive online profiles for themselves specifically to lure victims. Unsurprisingly, these criminals often pose as women and claim to live or work overseas.Once they’ve made contact with their victims, these fraudsters are quick to build a trusting relationship with you, usually via email and online chat rooms.
  • 5. Once you’ve bit the bait and feel that it’s time to meet, that’s when they strike. They’ll whip out a few pitiful excuses like these:Strapped for cash for some odd reason and therefore no money to travelNot enough money to apply for a visaThey’re hospitalized and will need your assistance in the form of money, of course.
  • 6. They’ll even ask you to cash money orders with your bank and then wire the money over to them before you can figure out that it’s all just a ruse.By the time you realize that you had just been scammed, you’ll already be a couple of thousand dollars short.
  • 7. So, here’s what you need to do to avoid being scammed by these criminals. You now know that these men can pose as women. They use photos of beautiful women to lure you in and communicate with you via email, or chat rooms. So, to check if you’re being scammed, ask “her” for her phone number. You can sense a red flag if this “woman” is adamant that she can’t talk on the phone.
  • 8. Another red flag is when this “woman” starts probing you about your financial details and personal information. The final red flag is when this “woman” requests help in the form of cash for whatever reason.So, what do you do when you’ve fished out a scammer? Report it to the relevant authorities and inform the dating service that a scam is being run.
  • 9.  Don’t let a few bad hats ruin your opportunity of seeking love online, though. Online dating sites are still one of the best ways of making new friends and finding your one, true love.Just exercise proper precaution and you can be sure that you’ll have nothing to worry about.
  • 10. Dave M. is the author of Insider Internet Dating: Discover and automatic "cut and paste" attraction system that gets you women with almost zero effort. He also publishes a free internet dating tips newsletter, available at Internet Dating where he also reveals commononline dating scams.http://www.insiderinternetdating.com