How to detect fake dating profiles

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Fake dating profiles

Researcher say an estimated one of every 10 are fake dating profiles, and more than $50 million is lost to scams yearly, according to the FBI.
Online dating site Seeking Arrangement deletes more than 600 fake accounts per day. It got together with background-screening company and analysed 60,000 banned profiles for common traits.

Actually it is not easy to identify fake dating profiles. But there are some general tips that you can do to spot fake profiles by their mistakes made in dating profiles.

1)The first thing that you need to know is that you should not rely a dating site for 100% even though it is a paid one. Never believe that you are perfectly safe on a pay site. You have to be very careful.

2)The second thing is that most of the scammers are asking you to contact through private emails. They will always try to trick you to move the conversation to personal email addresses and after that they will close their dating account so that nobody will not know about their illegal issues related to scammer activities or other similar things.

3)One more thing is related to the profile itself. If you think that the person is not really committed, such as he or she does not provide much details the profile, then might be fake profile. Fake profiles sometimes never leave any doubt for you to track. You should also note that some dating sites that provide many real looking profiles there but they require a lot of fees here and there.

Too Good to be True

Online dating scammer capitalize on manipulate at your heart and appearing normal in every way. A few years ago, they used to be easy to figure out, because their profiles are lack of photo and the profile was scripted poorly, in broken English. In recent years, this is no longer the case, which means potential victims are even more vulnerable than before

Not making sense

The person behind the Castle Clash bots cleverly used small talk such as "hey" and "how are you doing?' to convince users that the accounts were real. However, if you ask a specific question, the answer doesn't make sense.

Professional quality photos

Most real online dating profiles are filled with amature photos of life’s moments. While one or two professional photos isn’t necessarily a bad sign, only having professional photos has been tied to fake profile habits.

Description does not match the photo - many men who set up fake dating profiles are not fluent in English. Because of this, they often make mistakes. Her profile might say she is 110 pounds but she is very overweight in the photo. Or the profile says brown eyes when clearly they are blue.

When chatting to women online, the most powerful check you can use is your common sense. If something does not feel right, then trust your instincts. Just remember the golden rule of not getting scammed - do not send any money to someone you have not met personally.

Image Credit: dreamgirl

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