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That widowed Ukrainian engineer you just met on your favorite dating website? Scam dating profiles are more likely to say they are Catholic; from Nigeria, the Ukraine or the Philippines; widowed and have a doctoral degree—among other characteristics, according to new data compiled by the dating website Seeking
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The profiles first go through automated screening software, which flags both traits in the profile, such as certain ethnicities, and things that aren't visible in the profile, such as certain IP addresses and even certain passwords that scammers seem to like more than other people. By Karen Mooney, ABIA Press Officer Over the past 23 years since I have been in the industry, Introduction/ dating agencies have grown beyond all belief especially since the advent of on-line dating in 2000. You can usually spot them by checking out several different websites and if your date has been active on a few I can generally say he/she is a serial dater! Lastly use your ‘gut feeling’, if something your date says doesn’t add up beware, it’s probably not true.Millions of people find love via the web each year. Dress appropriately – nothing too revealing if you are female, it can give the wrong impression. If you seem to click with a stranger in cyberspace and they ask you for money after telling you a hard luck story – usually, “I want to see you but I don’t have enough money to travel”; “I’ve been robbed/beaten and my wallet stolen”; “I need urgent surgery” or “my mother/father/sister etc is seriously ill and I can’t afford the medical bills”, don’t be taken in. By following these simple 8 steps (especially if dating on- line) there should be no problem with safe dating.Romance scammers tug at the heartstrings or stroke the ego to get dating site users to send them money.
Seeking Arrangement caters to a very specific type of relationship, but the lessons here should apply to other dating sites and even to other aspects of digital life, Leroy Velasquez, a Seeking Arrangement spokesman, tells . It's a really crappy version of what a man or woman would get on a dating profile," he says.And royalty have money they can send you, if you only give them your bank account information, while engineers may seem smart and thus trustworthy, Velasquez says.