Maybe it’s the reason why he or she cannot meet you! But be aware that this is just the tip of the iceberg!Age – Age for female scammers is typically between 25 and 30 and they usually target male dating members who are between 40 and 60 years of age because this age group is normally financially secure.Sob Stories – Don’t get dragged into emotional blackmail – Stories of missionary work and orphanages needing money generally are dating scams.The Nigerian/Ghana Emergency Scam – Watch out for a businessman having an accident, a helpless woman stranded or a very ill relative unable to leave the country. Someone starts chatting with you through an online dating service and you enjoy the long chats with them and eventually become interested.But then right out of the blue they need some money – a looming personal crisis or a short term lack of funds. Online dating fraud rose by 33% last year 88% of dating fraud is online – the rest is by post, through newspapers and in person The UK public lost £34 million to “romance” fraudsters in 2014 The average reported loss is between £2000 and £3000 The average time between initial contact and the realisation that you have been conned is 6 weeks Average victim age is between 45 and 60 years old 57% of victims are female In the UK 89% of reported scams occur in Birmingham and London Here are a few of the more obvious scams that are around and some tell-tale things to look out for.Recognizing Scammers Preventing Scams Community Q&A This wiki How teaches you how to avoid being scammed on dating sites.
Over time you chat regularly and start to feel a really strong bond. Once they’ve taken all they can, your new love will disappear and your money will be gone.There are some fake detectives/investigators that have set up web sites stating they are NET Detectives.There are some that display membership to different investigative organizations.Fake Investigators – Be aware of “detectives” or “private investigators” who are offering their services for a fee to track down a scammer.They promise to identify who the scammer is and for an additional fee have them arrested and bring them to justice.