Names of online dating scammers
NEVER, EVER send copies to your Date any of your personal documentation such as drivers licences, passports etc.
Checking Out the Profile Learning From the Introductory Letter Getting Personal Watching Out for Eager Romance Setting Off the Money Warning Bells Community Q&A Due to the anonymity of the internet, lying and scamming can be incredibly easy.
Serious fraudsters sometimes even create further fake profiles and use them to be rude to you, all to make the main fake profile seem more desirable.
And it’s not just particularly vulnerable people who fall victim either.
“[It’s] not the case that stupid people fall for romance scams - they can be very clever,” Professor Monica Whitty, a cyber-psychologist, explains. Scamalytics, a company which runs anti-scammer software for a number of the major dating sites, are trying to reduce online dating fraud by creating profiles of the average male and female con artist.
A new report by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has found that last year, singles were conned out of £39 million by fraudsters they’d met on dating sites and apps.
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Typically the scam encourages the victim to provide their personal identification, such as their drivers licence and also provide their credit card details.
The scam usually involves stating a fee is required to paid of approximately 0-0 in exchange for a certificate (or supposed “dating Id”).
Unfortunately, once the money and/or documentation has been sent, the scam is now complete and all fake profiles will be deleted and the scammers will cease all form of communciation.