Internet dating con men

However an obvious con man is out of the business very quickly, so their tactics have improved.

Here is a list of some of the “new and improved” ways con men are trying to get your attention. Con men look more average than ever Con men now use very average photos in their profiles.

It is no longer easy to tell if someone is likely a scammer based solely on their photos.

While photos are important, don’t put complete stock in them. Con men are more subtle than ever Someone you’re dating is not likely to ask for your bank account number, but you may end up in a conversation where your date asks what high school you went to, or where you were born, or your first pet’s name. They may talk about themselves and talk about their first dog, and ask, “Did you have a pet when you were a kid?

It was pretty easy to see a match and identify him or her as too good to be true.If you find that a new romantic interest has a history on these services, it isn’t a guarantee against fraud.Watch out for the warning signs and don’t become complacent just because you found other information online. Con men are excellent Phishermen As you may know, “phishing” is the act of securing private information by appearing to be a trusted source and sending links that download personal information or install a damaging virus.Do not begin telling yourself lies that things will get better. Laura Agadoni has been writing professionally since 1983.Her feature stories on area businesses, human interest and health and fitness appear in her local newspaper.

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