Online dating scams to avoid
For weeks, even months, you may chat back and forth with one another, forming a connection. But ultimately, it’s going to happen—your new-found “friend” is going to ask you for money.So you send money..rest assured the requests won’t stop there.There will be more hardships that only you can help alleviate with your financial gifts.
Identity theft is no laughing matter — prevention involves knowing what measures to take and putting those measures into action.
But online dates have the advantage of hiding behind a computer, making them seem a whole lot “dreamier” than they really are.
An unpleasant surprise can often feel like — or be — a scam. If something sounds wrong — like a lawyer who says he’s 35 years old but has 25 years of professional experience — start asking questions.
Watch for the warning signs we described above, and check out this article for more info on avoiding online dating scams.
Also, the third scam victim’s story here is a good example of the fourth online dating scam.