Use our advice to spot fake online dating profiles and to protect yourself when using dating sites and apps.
Of the dating sites used by those surveyed, users of were more likely to be asked for cash with more than a third reporting they’d been approached for money while using the site.
“We’re not talking about lying about your age or weight; we’re talking about scammers who are trying to take your money,” CEO Brandon Wade told the Daily News.
More than million is stolen every year in romance scams, according to the FBI.
Unfortunately, responding to someone when dating online also means taking a risk because there are fake profiles on many, if not all, of the dating websites and apps.
Some of these profiles are from scammers wanting to collect your personal information, others are people “catfishing” for sport, trying to lure you into a relationship by using a fictional persona.
Apparently scammers think is more appealing to women than a divorced man might be, or a never-married single man in his 40’s.Wade’s company compiled a list of the most common characteristics from the 60,000 accounts it’s deleted to help singles spot warning signs.“Scammers tend to prey on a few things,” Wade said.This software helps you with a couple clicks and it takes literally seconds.With a click of a button you can easily identify where fake profile pictures have been taken from and what sites they are listed on.