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Types of Online Dating Scammers

Dating sites are a meeting place for various groups of Internet users, ranging from tech-savvy youngsters to representatives of the adult, or even the mature generation who aren’t that good at using a computer. Everyone has their own goals for using such sites: to flirt, chat, search for relationships, date without obligations, or search for lovers.

But, where there is happiness – there are scam artists, lurking somewhere nearby to ruin the fun. An unlucky fan of adultery on the side, deceived by a cunning scammer who pretended to be a young beauty, is unlikely to go to the police because of a couple of hundreds of bucks, at the risk of revealing their "double life" to their partner. What dangers await you on dating services and what if you become the target of an online scammer?

Marriage swindlers

Thirsting to find a prince on a white Mercedes or at least any other decent vehicle, a woman meets a gallant gentleman who doesn’t seem to be that good in English yet bombards her with compliments and confessions. “The best woman in the world,” “the dream of any man,” “my future wife” - naive young ladies fall under the spell of a virtual admirer, and these words fuel their desire to respond in kind. At some point, a cavalier says that he sent an expensive gift or invites a woman to travel to him. Then it suddenly turns out that you need to pay for the delivery of a gift through international service, and it is best to buy tickets for a flight on the airline’s website, both of which he chose himself. And then, after a scammer gets the money – they just disappear, no answers, no excuses, just gone. Yet, if you don’t want to deal with such fraudsters, then know this, there is no such thing as a jump4love scam. It is one of the best dating sites you can find online.

People that found themselves in a difficult situation

More competent psychologists who know how to win over a woman use a different type of strategy, they fool them with promises of a joint future and marriage, and then fall into some kind of trouble and start pulling money out of a woman, hiding behind a difficult life situation.

Just imagine: a woman in her 30s, with children, desperate to meet her soul mate, suddenly starts communicating with a wonderful gentleman who paints a vibrant, full of joint future, and then, all of a sudden, says, “Honey, I'm dying” (he got arrested, got shot, lost his wallet, or something else). And it would not occur to a woman’s head that if her prince was as rich, as he had described before, why would he need her small savings? As of recently, scammers no longer even try to pretend to be foreigners - the role of a compatriot working according to the same scheme has been and remains quite effective. And most importantly - do not be tormented by doubts and hopes that suddenly all this is true, and he is your love. No. No. And once again NO. In 99.9% of cases, this is a marriage swindler, no matter how vivid the picture he paints in your head.

Blackmailers

It is no secret that on dating sites, there are some people who just want to have some fun on the side and escape the routine of a boring relationship. They find someone they like, and then exchange pictures and videos with each other, some of which can be quite intimate.

A basic scenario is when a person gets sent a few intimate photos that were supposedly taken by the person of their interest and in exchange sends their own ones. And it all seems to be quite fun, and a user of a dating service starts believing that something can come out of this. After some time, their interlocutor or a complete stranger informs them that these photos and videos will be uploaded to the public or sent to their friends, wife, husband, girlfriend, boyfriend, boss, dog, etc. In exchange for silence, they ask for a decent amount of money.

Caution and discretion are the keys to successful dating

No matter how hard you want to arrange your personal life - you should not rush to the worst without looking back. Think through every action, don’t be led by the sugary speeches of suspicious persons, and do not rush to spend your money on those whom you have not yet seen in real life.

Before each meeting, try to find out the maximum information about your interlocutor and make sure that a person is real. Ask about their profiles on social networks, place of work, invite them for some video chats and try to analyze all the information received. Often, scammers, while trying to pretend to be several different people at once, get confused in their stories.

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