Online Dating Made Easy
Many of us are familiar with email scams and registration scams, but phishers and hackers have taken to a new medium in order to snare personal information and credit card numbers. Online dating sites now report many more spoof profiles meant to steal identities from those who have little experience in combating identity theft, namely senior citizens. This guide to online dating made easy helps to identify sites and profiles that are likely to be scams.
Some people have difficulty typing and expressing their emotions, and an email that is full of typos and less-than-great grammar does not necessarily mean that a scam artist is on the other end. There may be cause for alarm, however, when an email repeats a point several times and it is still confusing. Fast responses, within fifteen minutes, may suggest someone on the other side wants to get information quickly. A change in tone or spelling ability may indicate more than one person is reading the emails. Stories about emergencies and appeals for help, likewise, may be a hook with bait.
Details And Meetings
Many potential daters want to meet the person on the other end quickly. When the person on the other end, however, does not offer any personal information about themselves and does not have much interest in a personal meeting, they may be out to nab an unsuspecting person. When questions about details turn into questions about money, it is a very good sign that a relationship is not on the other person’s mind.