It seems that you only need to pick up the newspaper or watch the news to hear about the latest financial scam and it’s something that has become an unwelcome part of modern life.
So what does this have to do with a dating site you ask?
I started browsing men between the ages of 55 and 75. Almost on every page that showed ten results I could detect a scammer.
After browsing just a few pages only I saw thins like seeing the same profile picture on different profiles with different names and locations. I also noticed the exact same profile description matched other profiles word for word. It said it was new but the posts were several years old.
I’m a highly technical person and know a lot about the Internet and how it works.
Unfortunately, the anonymity of the internet makes it a perfect place for con artists to hide their real intentions while trying to entrap their victims under the guise of romantic interest.
Don’t get me wrong, the vast majority of members of reputable dating sites (both paid and free) are legitimately looking for a sincere match, but there are red flags that you should look out for when embarking on the journey of online dating for the first time. Red Flag #1 If someone is too interested – too quickly – in getting to know you beyond the safety of your computer, this could indicate a problem.
It was easy for me to sign up with a fake ID and fake location.
The better sites use geolocation and name/address verification. Geolocation is a feature that allows the website to find out in which country and city the subscribers are by IP number or other method.