Again, both men and women can and have fallen victim to online dating scammers, but women tend to be targeted more aggressively.Interestingly, the AARP says that men fall victim to these scams more often, but that women are more likely to report the scam.Millions of Americans visit online dating websites every year hoping to find a companion or even a soulmate.But as Valentine’s Day gets closer, the FBI wants to warn you that criminals use these sites, too, looking to turn the lonely and vulnerable into fast money through a variety of scams..Here are six things to keep in mind to help you spot and avoid scammers on online dating sites.
When your match's profile is essentially a list of all the countries they've traveled to, books that they've probably never read, and other exaggerations to make them seem cultured — the only thing that that says about them is that they know how to use Wikipedia.
When your match's selfies are 1) angled, 2) heavily filtered, 3) partial-faced, 4) squishy-faced, or 5) taken from far away, it's a clear warning sign that they're hiding something.
Most importantly, they are hiding a lack of confidence, which is a BIG no-no.
I was on for a couple of months and a 52 year-old woman emailed me (I'm 50).
Was a standard dream come true email and profile, and yes, I unknowingly took the bait.