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March 27, 2019

Dating Sites – Beware of “Gold Diggers” or Shady Characters Warning Signs

Thanks to Zoosk.com for some the following information!  Usually the site your on has information about possible scams, but they leave it up to YOU for controlling your destiny and if your not paying attention, then you will probably lose money and forever think “What the hell was I thinking about? “.  The last guy I heard about lost $5,000.00 and his last words were “But I love her!” (He never met her/he).  The last lady I heard of lost $48,000.00 and her words were “But I loved him and he said he would pay me back!” (She never met him and he was 8,000 miles away in Ghana)

Though most dating sites take steps to protect their members, ultimately, you’re on-line and off line safety is in your hands. While meeting people on-line keep an eye out for these eight common scammed behaviors and report them right away to the support or security links on given site.

1. Asking you for money or financial information.
Never give out your financial information to someone you’ve met on an on-line dating site or app. Seems simple right? Well, it may seem like common sense to keep your information to yourself, but scammers can be convincing. If someone you’ve come to care about asks you to help pay for travel expenses so her or she can come see you, it may be tempting to hand your information over. Don’t do it. Asking for money to visit you is a common story that a lot of scammers use.

2. Contacting you from another country.
Many scammers come from another country or claim to be stuck in a foreign country. Be weary if the story someone tells doesn’t match the location or information in his or her profile. (We came across this one several times where the lady/guy said she was on assignment for UNICEF or S.O.S and said they could not get home because they did not have enough money)

3. Refusing to meet in person or talk on the phone.
Does the person you’re talking to only want to keep things online? Does he or she ignore you when you ask to meet in person? This is a common scammer move to watch out for.

4. Claiming to love you right away.
Often scammers will come on very strong right away and the language can be over the top and intense. It can be exciting to feel close to someone so quickly, especially when you’ve been wanting a serious relationship for a while, but be weary of someone who claims too much too fast. Scammers will push for a serious relationship without getting to know you or meeting in person first.

5. Pressuring you for your phone number, email, or other contact information.
If someone wants to communicate outside of the dating app you’re using right away, beware. It’s normal to ask someone for their phone number but it’s odd to ask someone for personal information right away.

6. Often repeating things or seeming disconnected from communications.
Does the person your chatting with have a hard time following the thread of the conversation? Do they never remember things you say or only speak about general topics? Many scammers work from a script and are talking to many people at once so their messages are disjointed and odd at times. If replies to your messages seem off-topic you could be speaking with a scammer.

7. Dodging your questions without providing answers.
While some scammers use elaborate stories to get you to trust them, other scammers like to keep the conversation vague. Instead of answering questions about his or her life, the scammer will try to keep you talking about yourself or only speak about emotions.

8. Trying to sell you products or services or offering you a job opportunity. 
If something sounds too good to be true, chances are it is. If someone is offering you a great deal on a used car, or a special discount on a product or service, be careful. It’s a common way to get you to give your information out.

If you suspect that someone you’re talking to may be a scammer, stop your communications and immediately report him or her. When you’re excited about someone and starting to develop feelings, it can be easy and even natural to want to do anything they ask. But it’s important to stay safe. Keep an eye out for these signs, learn more about someone before getting too close, and protect yourself and your information.  Remember the person at the other end might be a guy or a lady, you DON’T KNOW!

DATING MANTRA – Do not even consider sharing financial information or giving money to anyone until you meet them face-to-face or belly-to-belly!

Our TIPs!        1)  Before you join a site Google the site and ask for reviews.  We found several to say “RISKY” or prone to scams or hacking.

2)  Never send mail to any email that has a “.org” suffix!  These are usually hacker prone or the person who gave you the link is making money and the site is tracking   your every move online.  Google the full email name + site or just the site and read the results.  One common one is “citymail.org”.

We have nothing to add except here is the link to <<<<<<<ZOOSK.COM>>>>>>>>>>

Thank you everyone who stopped by and if you are using a dating site on-line and having an issue, don’t hesitate to inform the support department.  They probably have heard just about everything.  PEACE!

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