Spotting a Fake Dating Profile How Could the Situation Be Improved?
This might seem off-topic but it is actually a very important point to consider.
In this article I want to talk in-depth about my experience with “fakes” as well as offering you some thoughts on avoiding these profiles.
Jump To: Stolen Credit Cards (and Why They Matter for Online Dating) Why Would Anyone Want to Create a Fake Dating Profile?
Many of the topics I’ll discuss below might make you think, “Well, if I use a paid online dating service I’ll be protected because no one would pay a month just to send spam”.
I would agree with this thought to a point: spammers/scammers won’t pay. I was relieved but also confused…I mean, I did have more than in my bank account!
Don’t Jump to Personal Email Too Quickly Many people feel like they need to get off of the dating service email system as quickly as possible.
Often this is motivated by nothing more than wanting to be able to respond to emails without having to log into a dating service at work.
This is attractive to spammers because they know what you are looking for (a relationship) so they in turn know what to spam you with.
I’m sure this list doesn’t include all the reasons why someone would create a fake profile but it does highlight what you can run into.
There are ways you can fight against the fake dating profile problem although there’s no sure-fire way to avoid it altogether.
All the scammer need do is convince you to move the conversation to personal email addresses before their account is closed when the stolen credit card issue is recognized.
Spammers Spammers will generally use the online dating service as a way to have another method to send spam messages.